COVID-19: OSHA’s FAQs on Protecting Workers

Originally published by: Safety & Health MagazineJuly 8, 2020

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OSHA has published on its website answers to more than 40 frequently asked questions on protecting workers from exposure to COVID-19.

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Based on inquiries received from the public, the FAQs cover a wide range of topics, including testing, cleaning and disinfection, employer requirements, personal protective equipment, returning to work, training, and worker protection concerns.

“OSHA is committed to giving employers and workers the information they need to work safely in this rapidly changing situation,” acting OSHA administrator Loren Sweatt said in a July 2 press release.

The FAQ guidance is part of a series of OSHA publications on COVID-19. The agency previously issued guidelines on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 and returning to work.

 

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