OSHA’s COVID-19 Enforcement Updates: Case Response Plan and Employer Recordkeeping GuidanceOn May 19, 2020, OSHA issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease to address how the administration intends to handle COVID-19 related complaints, referrals and reports. At the same time, OSHA also issued Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases. Both the plan and the updated guidance go into effect on

OSHA Issues Temporary Guidance on Enforcement of Employers’ COVID-19 RecordkeepingOn April 10, 2020, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim guidance for the enforcement of employer reporting requirements arising from COVID-19 illnesses that will remain in effect during the duration of the “current public health crisis.” The guidance clarifies when employers must record COVID-19-related cases. Such a case is recordable if an

Defense Production Act: Key Provisions and TakeawaysOn March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order invoking and delegating the authorities of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide critical health and medical resources to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On March