COVID-19 and the Workplace: Housekeeping and Hygiene

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Housekeeping and Hygiene

Employers face a complex new reality as they open their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are they required to follow the same safety rules as before the crisis, but they must also now follow extensive new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper housekeeping and hygiene if they want to ensure a safe workplace and protect their workers

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Housekeeping and Hygiene (Spanish)

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has released updated guidance for non-healthcare employers and employees as they return to or continue to go into the workplace. Unless otherwise required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, most employers no longer need to take steps to protect their fully vaccinated workers who are not otherwise at risk from COVID-19 exposure. However, employers and employees alike will need to continue to implement measures to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers in their workplaces so that they can provide a safe workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. The main objective of this training session is to inform unvaccinated and otherwise at-risk workers who are not covered by OSHA’s emergency temporary standard about appropriate steps they can take to prevent exposure to and infection with COVID-19.