COVID-19 and the Workplace
OSHA continues to release updated guidance for employers and employees as they return to or continue to go into the workplace. Employers and employees alike need to continue to implement measures to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers in their workplaces, as well as workers who are fully vaccinated depending on the COVID-19 Community Level. The main objective of this training session is to inform workers about recommended steps they can take to prevent exposure to and infection with COVID-19, as well as about new requirements with which they must comply.
Why “COVID-19 and the Workplace” Matters:
Employers and employees will need to navigate the new normal as they continue operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA expects employers to comply with existing safety and health standards and to follow the CDC’s hygiene and social distancing guidelines—or they will face enforcement. Employees can help implement these new housekeeping and hygiene practices, which will aid in business recovery and ensure a safe workplace.
- Identify basic facts about COVID-19
- Develop and implement a cleaning and disinfection plan for the workplace
- Respond appropriately if a coworker becomes sick
- Recognize workplace policies and procedures implemented to protect employees
- Maintain safe practices