COVID-19 Log and Reporting Provisions
While the ETS related to healthcare has been withdrawn, the COVID-19 log and reporting provisions, 29 CFR 1910.502(q)(2)(ii), (q)(3)(ii)-(iv), and (r), remain in effect. View those provisions below.
1910.502(q)(2)(ii) Establish and maintain a COVID-19 log to record each instance identified by the employer in which an employee is COVID-19 positive, regardless of whether the instance is connected to exposure to COVID-19 at work.
1910.502(q)(2)(ii)(A) The COVID-19 log must contain, for each instance, the employee's name, one form of contact information, occupation, location where the employee worked, the date of the employee's last day at the workplace, the date of the positive test for, or diagnosis of, COVID-19, and the date the employee first had one or more COVID-19 symptoms, if any were experienced.
1910.502(q)(2)(ii)(B) The information in the COVID-19 log must be recorded within 24 hours of the employer learning that the employee is COVID-19 positive and must be maintained as though it is a confidential medical record and must not be disclosed except as required by this ETS or other federal law.
1910.502(q)(2)(ii)(C) The COVID-19 log must be maintained and preserved while this section remains in effect.
Note to paragraph (q)(2)(ii): The COVID-19 log is intended to assist employers with tracking and evaluating instances of employees who are COVID-19 positive without regard to whether those employees were infected at work. The tracking will help evaluate potential workplace exposure to other employees.
1910.502(q)(3)(ii) The individual COVID-19 log entry for a particular employee to that employee and to anyone having written authorized consent of that employee.
1910.502(q)(3)(iii) A version of the COVID-19 log that removes the names of employees, contact information, and occupation, and only includes, for each employee in the COVID-19 log, the location where the employee worked, the last day that the employee was at the workplace before removal, the date of that employee's positive test for, or diagnosis of, COVID-19, and the date the employee first had one or more COVID-19 symptoms, if any were experienced, to all of the following: Any employees, their personal representatives, and their authorized representatives.
1910.502(q)(3)(iv) All records required to be maintained by this section to the Assistant Secretary.
Note to paragraph (q). Employers must continue to record all work-related confirmed cases of COVID-19 on their OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301, or the equivalent forms, if required to do so under 29 CFR part 1904.
1910.502(r) Reporting COVID-19 fatalities and hospitalizations to OSHA.
1910.502(r)(1) The employer must report to OSHA:
1910.502(r)(1)(i) Each work-related COVID-19 fatality within 8 hours of the employer learning about the fatality.
1910.502(r)(1)(ii) Each work-related COVID-19 inpatient hospitalization within 24 hours of the employer learning about the inpatient hospitalization.
1910.502(r)(2) When reporting COVID-19 fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations to OSHA in accordance with paragraph (r)(1) of this section, the employer must follow the requirements in 29 CFR 1904.39, except for 29 CFR 1904.39(a)(1) and (2) and (b)(6).