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OSHA Releases COVID-19 Infection Prevention Poster

April 6, 2020

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OSHA Releases COVID-19 Infection Prevention Poster
OSHA created a poster that offers employers information on how to keep workers safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Image courtesy of Pixabay

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a new poster on Monday that highlights 10 ways employers can protect workers from health and safety hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Available in English or Spanish, the poster includes safety measures like 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 EPA-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the novel coronavirus. 

“The release is the latest effort by OSHA to educate and protect America’s workers during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to President Trump’s action to increase the availability of general use respirators, OSHA has issued a series of guidances that expand access to respirators in the workplace,” the agency said in a press release announcing the release of the poster.

On Friday, OSHA issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs). The agency published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” a document that provides companies with information on how to respond to the novel coronavirus in American workplaces, in early March. 

To view the poster, click here

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