OSHA Update - COVID-19

September 08, 2020

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 related employee complaints. The complaints generally focus on these specific areas:

  • Employers not following CDC social distancing guidelines
  • Employers not requiring face coverings per CDC recommendations
  • Employers not regularly cleansing the facility per CDC guidelines
  • Employers failing to utilize contact tracing following a positive COVID-19 exposure from an infected employee

If there is a complaint, OSHA will notify the employer with a letter (sample letter) via certified mail. Then the employer must submit documentation in writing that CDC guidelines are being followed to prevent the spread of the virus throughout the workplace.  

To learn more about COVID-19, please visit the Online Safety Library, then click the link for Find All New Updates. That will take you to the new Coronavirus Page.  If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact on of our consultants in the Loss Control Department:

Jim Hallford:     (334) 300-6346 or

Scott Hunter:    (256) 794-9591 or

Kyle Maske:      (334)-306-0611 or