Last week, OSHA released a new guidance document, "Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace." This guidance is intended to inform employers and workers in most workplace settings outside of healthcare to help them identify risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 at work and to help them determine appropriate control measures to implement. This guidance contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.
The guidance provides additional detail on key measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19, starting with separating and sending home infected or potentially infected people from the workplace, implementing physical distancing, installing barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained, and suppressing the spread by using face coverings. It also provides guidance on use of PPE, when necessary, improving ventilation, providing supplies for good hygiene, and routine cleaning and disinfection.
You can read the guidance document here.
You can find other pandemic-related OSHA guidance and information on the "OSHA Guidance" page in our COVID-19 Information Hub, www.nfda.org/covid19.