OSHA Publishes Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Worker Safety During the Pandemic
OSHA has published frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus pandemic to help protect workers from exposure.
It can be difficult to figure out where you should get your coronavirus information, and how to get it in a centralized spot. Luckily, there are reputable organizations that are offering expert-recommended and researched tips and data to help you make decisions for your company and workers. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are two great resources to start with.
OSHA has a centralized page with commonly asked questions and answers for protecting workers from the coronavirus pandemic, explains an OSHA news release.
“OSHA developed these FAQs based on inquiries received from the public,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “OSHA is committed to giving employers and workers the information they need to work safely in this rapidly changing situation.”
The questions and answers provide guidance to employers and employees alike about topics such as: the best practices to prevent the spread of infection; workers’ rights to express concerns about workplace conditions; testing for the coronavirus; workers training; returning to work and more.
OSHA has also published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and more recently, Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers in the reopening process for businesses and a resuming of employee operations.
OSHA also has a coronavirus webpage you can refer to.