May 29, 2020
HR Policy asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a process for employers to receive detailed guidance on health and safety issues to safely reopen their workplaces.
The letter cosigned with a coalition of employer groups asks for an initial set of FAQs, including:
The letter also notes “CDC guidelines are central to how OSHA expects employers to comply with the General Duty Clause for protecting employees,” and “many issues are surfacing where more specific information and direction is needed.”
Outlook: The CDC has already published some general FAQs and some agencies have provided forums for employers to submit questions they have regarding how to implement recently enacted COVID legislation. HR Policy will continue to monitor CDC guidance and engage with the agency to address specific employer questions.