Employers are generally not responsible for reporting employees’ positive COVID-19 diagnoses to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Texas Department of State Health. However, employers may overlook the ordinary reporting requirements for workplace illnesses that must be made to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), including reporting COVID-19 diagnoses. With that in mind, OSHA recently released revised enforcement guidance that provides employers with substantive direction concerning the recording of COVID-19 cases.
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