Minnesota: MNOSHA Adopts OSHA COVID-19 Recording and Reporting Requirements
All Employers with MN Employees
November 21, 2022
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Although the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) protecting healthcare workers was withdrawn, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) adopted the recordkeeping and reporting provisions which were not withdrawn in the ETS.
These standards require employers of healthcare workers or healthcare support service workers of 10 or more to establish and maintain a COVID-19 log to record each instance where an employee is COVID-19 positive regardless of whether the exposure is connected to work. Additionally, employers must report each work-related COVID-19 fatality within 8 hours of the employer learning about the fatality. Each work-related COVID-19 in-patient hospitalization must be reported within 24 hours of the employer learning about the hospitalization. This is also regardless of when the fatality or hospitalization occurred. Employers of healthcare workers and healthcare support service workers should review the current recordkeeping and reporting requirements and update them for compliance.
- Review the recordkeeping and reporting standards here.
- Review and update current procedures
- Have appropriate personnel trained on updated requirements.
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