A Hub for COVID-19 Prevention and Compliance

COVID-19 is accelerating change in the health and safety field. In addition to providing updated COVID-19 workflows on our app, this page includes links and updates on:

Safety Management Workflows
OSHA Guidance & Enforcement
Workers Comp Claims
Safety Meetings
Inspection Checklists
Resource Index

The Safesite team will keep this page updated to help you through re-openings, community spikes, and hiring changes.

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

With Safesite, you can document your recordable illnesses and prevention activities, all while successfully maintaining your other safety processes.

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COVID-19 Safety Management Workflows

It’s easy to include COVID-19 prevention and safety measures into your existing safety workflows:

OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement for the Workplace

As of May 19, 2020, OSHA will “exercise its enforcement discretion” regarding work-relatedness in COVID-19 cases.

Evidence for work-relatedness includes:

  • several cases develop among workers who work closely together and there is no alternative explanation
  • a case develops shortly after lengthy, close exposure to a particular customer or coworker who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and there is no alternative explanation.

Read the full memo > 

Is it Recordable?

COVID-19 is a recordable illness for non-exempt companies if the case is work-related and causes time away from work. If a confirmed case occurs in your workplace, OSHA will examine whether you documented the illness on your form 

Recording a COVID-19 illness does not, of itself, mean that the employer has violated any OSHA standard. And pursuant to existing regulations, employers with 10 or fewer employees and certain employers in low hazard industries have no recording obligations.

Amanda Edens
Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSHA

If a work-related case resulted in a death or in-patient hospitalization, then it should be reported to OSHA within 8 or 24 hours respectively.

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Worker’s Compensation Claims and COVID

Some states are in the process of amending workers’ compensation policy for certain workers, such as first responders and healthcare, such that the case is presumed to be work-related (and therefore covered) unless proven otherwise.

While a few of the states enacting this policy limit coverage to first responders and health care workers, Alaska and Utah for instance, others, like CA, are seeking to extend it to other essential employees.

When seeking to lower risk for workers in essential industries, identify medium to high-probability situations unique to the work environment. Implement changes to reduce worker exposure, and provide means for workers who feel ill or who are exclusively caring for a sick loved one to stay home.

See all pending policies >

COVID-19 EHS Resource Index

Browse a list of authoritative COVID-19 resources.

OSHA Guidelines

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Browse OSHA’s dedicated pages for COVID-19 prevention in the workplace.

Visit OSHA.gov >

CalOSHA Guidelines

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See CalOSHA’s latest guidance for preventing COVID-19 exposure in CA.

Learn more >

Hand Washing Safety Meeting

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Remind employees when and how to wash hands effectively to prevent COVID-19.

Download PPT >

COVID-19 Prevention Meeting

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Train your employees on your coronavirus prevention measures.

Get the PPT >

Safesite COVID-19 Self-Checker

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Encourage members of your team to fill out this self check form at the start of each shift.

Download now >

All COVID-19 Checklists

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Browse the complete list of COVID-19 safety meetings and checklists.

See all >

COVID-19 Prevention Checklist

covid-19 prevention checklist

Run through your list of safe work practices to ensure your plan is being followed.

Download now >

OSHA COVID-19 Tips Newsletter

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Get actionable tips to share with your team every day.

Sign up here >

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COVID-19 Safety Management Software

With Safesite, you can monitor your illness prevention efforts across all worksites. Lessen the amount of time required to complete each COVID-19-related task with automated reports and alerts.