OSHA Offers Guidance to Prepare Workplaces for COVID-19

Businesses and workplaces that are staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting some guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The suggestions range from simple steps, like encouraging sick workers to stay at home and minimizing contact, to “engineering controls,” such as installing sneeze guards, drive-through windows, and high-efficiency air filters. There’s also specific guidance for protecting workers in jobs with a high exposure risk, such as healthcare workers, as well as those with lower risks of exposure.

OSHA’s guidance document on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 can be found here. More information can also be found on OSHA’s website.