COVID-19 & OSHA’s Updated Recordkeeping Standard: What to Record & Report


With the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacting the re-start of US business operations and putting employees at risk, OSHA has developed interim guidance for enforcing the recording of occupational illnesses. This time-limited OSHA memorandum will remain in effect until further notice.

It is vital that safety managers and employers understand these changes, and how to adapt their practices.  Join us for this can’t-miss, 60-minute workshop to discover:

  • The OSHA interim COVID-19 recordkeeping memorandum and its impact
  • The regulatory requirements for reporting and recording “Work at Home” cases
  • 2021 deadlines for posting and submitting summary information electronically
  • Critical definitions including the work environment and recordkeeping exceptions
  • Keys to complying with electronic reporting of injury requirements.

Program Highlights

OSHA’s Latest Recordkeeping Standard & What’s Required Now

  • What OSHA’s interim COVID-19 recordkeeping memorandum means for you
  • Requirements for submitting your EIN with your injury & illness data submission
  • Retention requirements for maintaining mandatory OSHA recordkeeping documents
  • Rules for classifying injuries & illnesses – and how to avoid the common errors

Guidelines & Best Practices for OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance

  • Which employers must submit annual OSHA forms electronically for 2020 – and which forms
  • Handling special situations: Working at home, travel, parking lots & more
  • The latest OSHA recordkeeping Letters of Interpretation (LOI’s) and their impact
  • Reporting v. recording an injury or Illness: Understanding the difference
  • Determining if an injury or illness is legitimately work-related

Answers to Key Questions Employers Are Asking Including:

  • Is COVID-19 considered an OSHA recordable injury or illness?
  • If an employee is working from home and contacts COVID-19 is it still recordable?
  • What is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for determining if an illness is a COVID-19 case?

About the Speaker

Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC and has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management, consulting and DOD aviation safety.

  • He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30 hour instructor, and a professional member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He was the 2019 Chapter “Safety Professional of the Year” (SPY).  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston University he is retired US Army LTC, Senior Army Aviator and Aviation Safety Officer.
  • Jack is an accomplished speaker and author and has been published in “CoatingsPro”, “Today’s Facility Manager”, “Facility Safety Management,” and various American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) professional journals on numerous safety topics. He is a frequent speaker and trainer for local, regional and international venues.

Program Benefits

Learn the latest recordkeeping standard and requirements issued from OSHA, and how to address COVID-19 related illnesses.

If you’d like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We’re certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!

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