Available for download in both English and Spanish, the posters highlight 10 infection-prevention measures that every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the pandemic, including establishing flexible worksites and staggered work shifts, and discouraging workers from using others’ equipment and work stations.
The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new poster, available in both English and Spanish, that lists steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.
The poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic. Safety measures include encouraging sick workers to stay home; establishing flexible worksites and staggered work shifts; discouraging workers from using other workers’ phones, desks and other work equipment; and using Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.
The new posters can be downloaded in English at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3994.pdf and in Spanish at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3995.pdf.
The release is the latest effort by OSHA to educate and protect America’s workers and employers during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to President Trump’s action to increase the availability of general use respirators, OSHA has also issued a series of guidances that expand access to respirators in the workplace. OSHA has also published “Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” a guidance aimed at helping workers and employers learn about ways to protect themselves and their workplaces during the ongoing pandemic.
OSHA’s coronavirus webpage at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/ contains frequent updates on the agency’s pandemic-related notices and services. Further information about coronavirus can also be obtained by visiting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/).
OSHA’s Publications webpage, at https://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html, lists other workplace safety information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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