Maintaining OSHA compliance during COVID-19: Handling complaints

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise across the country, businesses across all industries are facing a challenge of logistics when it comes to maintaining OSHA compliance in the midst of a global pandemic. Many essential businesses and businesses conducting in-person operations this year are facing the possibility that COVID-19 could show up in the workplace, which comes with the potential of receiving a compliant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Unsurprisingly, there has been a significant rise in the number of complaints filed with OSHA this year. In the first two months after the pandemic hit, nearly 4,000 complaints were filed with OSHA across the country. Some of the most common complaints include:

  • Concerns that employers have not done enough to protect their employees from COVID-19
  • Claims of insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)


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