OSHA Releases Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus Prevention

March 15, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is providing employers recommended instructions for helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus in their workplaces. To reduce the impact of the outbreak on businesses, employees, customers, and the general public, it is critical employers plan now. The agency is suggesting employers take the following precautions and implement best practices as an attempt to address various challenges, including:

  • Developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan
  • Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures
  • Develop policies and procedures for prompt identification and isolation of sick people
  • Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections
  • Implement workplace controls to isolate employees from work related hazards
  • Follow existing OSHA standards

The agency’s recently released publication Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 will help affected employers understand how the virus could impact their workplaces and develop proper infectious disease preparedness and response plans.

Related Articles
This year has certainly challenged us all. COVID-19 has forced us all to change and adapt, to re-invent the way we provide services and resources and change the way we learn. Thanks to your MCAA Officers, Board of Directors and dedicated national staff, MCAA has not skipped a beat. Considering the safety of MCAA members, the association and our industry partners, it was decided that the MCAA 2021 Annual Convention will be cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19. Instead, MCAA will hold the first MCAA Virtual Education Conference.…
National accounting firm Withum shares some thoughts on the deductibility of PPP expenses.…
Please see the most-recent DEWALT Newsletter with a LinkedIn Live event scheduled for this Wednesday, September 16 in support of SAFETY WEEK.…
MCAA partner Littler shares information on the U.S. Department of Treasury's recent guidance for employers with respect to the deferral of the employee portion of certain payroll taxes.…

PCA’s second module in the Virtual Education Series focuses on JPG Plumbing & Mechanical Services' integration of dispatch & service software with their accounting system. If you haven't already, register today and tune in this Weds., 9/30 at 1 p.m. EDT. http://ow.ly/Wqe350BEKhH

Challenged to convert to touch-free commercial plumbing systems for post-COVID-19 occupancy? Learn how the integrated lineup from @Sloan_Valve helped do just that for one Chicago building.

http://ow.ly/hshO50BD8EY

Due to changes to ASHRAE’s refrigerant Safety Group Classification System, along with toxicity and flammability characteristics associated with the newer refrigerants, MCAA is pleased to announce a new set of Tailgate Safety Talks. Learn more at http://ow.ly/oyQO50BBBLc

Load More...