The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protection program that will better identify risks that leads to potential exposures and contractions.
The guidance, “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace” provides updated guidance and recommendations, outlining existing safety and health standards.
Per the U.S. Department of Labor:
- Implementing a coronavirus protection program is the most effective way to reduce the spread of the virus.
- The guidance details key measures for limiting coronavirus’s spread, including ensuring infected or potentially infected people are not in the workplace, implementing and following physical distancing protocols and using surgical masks or cloth face coverings.
- It also provides guidance on use of personal protective equipment, improving ventilation, good hygiene and routine cleaning.