Much (Illinois): OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 04.16.2020 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” (the Guidance). Although the Guidance is not legally binding, OSHA does emphasize that employers must comply with existing safety and health standards and regulations published by OSHA or by applicable states with their own OSHA-approved plans. In addition, employers should keep in mind the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) General Duty Clause, which requires employers to “provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” MORE.

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