As part of the citywide response to the Coronavirus, the Department is instituting temporary rules to drastically reduce walk-in traffic to DOB offices. Effective immediately, the following mandatory operational changes have been implemented:
- COVID-19 Response: Administrative Enforcement (AEU) and Licensing Units Updates
- COVID-19 Response – Application Processing
- DOB’s weekly Customer Service Night is cancelled until further notice.
Buildings News: COVID-19 Special Editions
- COVID-19 Response: Administrative Enforcement and Licensing Units
- COVID-19 Response: Application Processing
Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19
OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log.
COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are met:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
- The case is work-related, as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5; and
- The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g. medical treatment beyond first-aid, days away from work).
Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.