US | COVID-19 | The New Mexico OSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Reporting Rule

In early August 2020 the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department (NM OSHA) issued an emergency amendment to its injury and illness reporting regulation found in 11 NMAC 5.1.16. The amendment requires employers in New Mexico to report to NM OSHA any case in which an employee tests positive for COVID-19 within four hours of the employer learning about it. This includes employees whose illness is not work-related. The provision went into effect on August 5, 2020 and will remain in effect for 120 days unless the department extends or retracts the amendment.

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Sources:NM OSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Reporting Rule, New Mexico Environment Department, August 5, 2020. 

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