OSHA Issues COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan – Modified Procedures For OSHA InvestigationsOn April 17, 2020 by Schnader in Client Alerts
Schnader’s Michael Wietrzychowski has written a new Client Alert, “OSHA Issues COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan – Modified Procedures For OSHA Investigations.” It reads in part:
On April 13, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (“Memorandum”), which provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and investigators for handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports. Specifically, the Memorandum provides OSHA enforcement personnel with enforcement procedures and various citation template letters. The Memorandum can be found here. We recommend that employers become familiar with the modified procedures that OSHA expects from employers during a COVID-19 investigation.