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MCAA Working To Appeal OSHA's Coronavirus Reporting Requirements

Comprehensive COVID-19 Resource List


The MCAA is working with fellow Construction Industry Safety Coalition members to ask the Department of Labor to pull back their recent guidance on reporting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) illnesses on employer OSHA Logs. We are hopeful the DOL will see this as it is, which is another burdensome requirement on employers in an already highly volatile situation for employers and employees alike.

The DOL does not require a cold or the flu to be reported and the thinking is that this virus is another form of the flu and should be treated as such. The MCAA will keep you up to date on these ever-changing developments and will provide as much information for you as possible. 

Below you will find the record keeping requirements, an announcement about the Senate Bill approved that will likely be signed by President Trump with regard to employer required paid leave for employees, a description of the tax implications for such leave for employers and a host of helpful information from the Federal Government on the Virus.     

OSHA Recording and Reporting of Cases of COVID-19
Senate Approves Paid Sick Leave, Family Medical Leave Expansion; Bill Expected to Become Law
Technical Explanation Of Division G, "Tax Credits For Paid Sick and Paid Family And Medical Leave"
Department of the Treasury Stage Three Proposal

Additional Business and Family Resources 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What you should know:
Workplace, School, and Home Guidance
How COVID-19 Spreads
Prevention & Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19
Stigma Related to COVID-19
What You Need to Know
What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19
Facts about COVID-19
Information for People at Higher Risk and Special Populations
Communication Resources

Situation Updates
Situation Summary
Cases in the U.S.
Global Locations with COVID-19
Risk Assessment
CDC in Action: Preparing Communities

Information for Businesses:
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Information for Communities, Schools, and Businesses
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations — Community Facilities
DOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
DOL: OSHA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
WHO: Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19
EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

Information for Travel and Transportations
Information for Travel
Guidance for Ships
Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew
State: Travel Advisories
State: Traveler's Checklist
State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
DOT: FAQs from FTA Grantees Regarding COVID-19

Information for Families and Households:
Information on COVID-19 for Pregnant Women and Children
Interim Guidance for Household Readiness
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for US Households
Guidance for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential Communities
FAQ: COVID-19 and Children
EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

About the Author

Jeff Buczkiewicz is the President and CEO of the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has worked in the masonry industry for several years as the Executive Vice President of the Building Stone Institute and the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has also served as Secretary on the Board of the Natural Stone Council and is a former Board Member of the StonExpo Federation.


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