Minnesota: MNOSHA Adopts OSHA COVID-19 Recording and Reporting Requirements


All Employers with MN Employees


November 21, 2022



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Key Takeaways

  • Minnesota healthcare and healthcare support service employers must comply with the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the OSHA ETS related to COVID-19 positive status, hospitalization, or fatalities.
  • Violations can result in penalties of up to $75,000 per occurrence depending on the severity.


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Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) protecting healthcare workers was withdrawn, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) adopted the recordkeeping and reporting provisions which were not withdrawn in the ETS.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.

Action Items

  1. Review the recordkeeping and reporting standards here.
  2. Review and update current procedures
  3. Have appropriate personnel trained on updated requirements.
  4. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

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