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OSHA issues guidelines clarifying when contractors have to report COVID-19 cases

Contractors won't need to report to OSHA cases of COVID-19 unless it's clear that an employee caught the virus on a jobsite, under recently released guidance from federal officials.

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BEST PRACTICES: Contractors taking steps to keep crews safe during outbreak

The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order that day closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses that have continued operating, including many construction companies, have been taking various precautions to lower the chances that their employees will get sick. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Working in an industry that state officials have deemed essential, Wisconsin construction crews haven't got the luxury of watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold from home like many state residents.

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