(from Society for Human Resources Management) Schools are considered to be a low-risk industry and, as such, are exempt from the OSHA 300 form requirement, which requires employers to report details about COVID-19 infections among employees. However, new policy from OSHA may help independent schools understand how they can best track and trace COVID-19 infections in relation to workplace duties. When an employee gets infected, employers will have to dig for information about the cause of the infection while respecting the worker's privacy. Some strategies to gather useful information include:
Employers don't need to conduct extensive investigations into nonwork activities, other than asking these questions and considering readily available evidence, according to experts.
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