While there are no standards currently written specifically for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA has outlined that certain regulations could be used to help prevent the spread of the virus. These standards include Bloodborne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, and the General Duty Clause.
Below are some of our recommended training materials for businesses looking to return to work or continue working during this pandemic. Along with our standard training kits, we have developed several new posters to help your employees understand the important steps that they must take to keep your workplace safe during the coronavirus outbreak. We are also in the process of completely a pandemic training kit that will soon be available. Please sign up for our newsletter in the form above if you would like to be informed when the new pandemic training video kit is available for shipping and digital access.
Safety Training shouldn't take a back seat to comply with social distancing ordinances. Our online training can help keep your employees training up-to-date. It also has the added benefit of seeing who completed training.
To reduce the impact of pandemics such as COVID-19 on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is vital to prepare and plan as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions.
COVID-19 is not a bloodborne pathogen but many of the provisions outlined in the standard may help control some sources of the virus including exposure to body fluids such as respiratory secretions.
Measures for protecting workers from exposure to, and infection with, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and contamination of the work environment. Employers should adapt infection control strategies based on a thorough hazard assessment, using appropriate combinations of engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent worker exposures.
While OSHA does not have any one standard to deal with COVID-19, many of the standards can be used to help prevent the spread of the disease and keep employees safe. We will continue to do everything that we can to support your business during these difficult times and provide you with the latest COVID-19 safety information, training, and additional resources. To stay current, please sign up to for our newsletter and watch our news section for updates. You can also follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
It is up the employer to take the necessary precautions and create those safe work places. If you have any questions, please feel free to message us on our chat or call us at 1-877-922-7233