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Overall Workplace  Safety

        Per the Occupational Safety and Health                 In addition to the OHSA guidelines:
        Administration (OSHA), the following are 10 steps all   n  Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
        workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to      recommendations, face coverings have been
        Coronavirus                                                shown to be effective tools to mitigate risk from
                                                                                                                        Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to
                                                                   individuals who show symptoms as well as those       Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
        1.  Encourage workers to stay home if sick                 who don’t, especially in close environments where    All workplaces can take the following infection prevention
        2.  Encourage respiratory etiquette including covering     it’s hard for people to maintain a three- to six-foot   measures to protect workers:  7.  Regularly clean and
                                                                                                                        1.  Encourage workers to
            coughs and sneezes                                     distance. In some states and local jurisdictions, face   stay home if sick.  ➐  disinfect surfaces,
                                                                   coverings are required by government officials; some   ➋               equipment, and other
                                                                                                                        2.  Encourage respiratory
                                                                                                                                          elements of the work
        3.  Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol based                                                                etiquette, including  environment.
                                                                   employers require them, too. In all cases, those       covering coughs and
            hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol                                                                     sneezes.      ➑
                                                                                                                                        8.  Use Environmental
                                                                   coverings worn by employees should be kept clean     ➌                 Protection Agency
                                                                                                                        3.  Provide a place to wash
        4.  Limit worksite access to only essential workers if     in accordance with CDC guidance                        hands or alcohol-based  (EPA)-approved cleaning
                                                                                                                                          chemicals with label claims
                                                                                                                          hand rubs containing at  against the coronavirus.
            possible                                                                                                      least 60% alcohol.  9.  Follow the manufacturer’s
                                                               n  Taking employees’ temperatures is at the operators’   ➍               ➒  instructions for use of all
                                                                                                                        4.  Limit worksite access
        5.  Establish flexible worksites (telecommuting and                                                               to only essential workers,  cleaning and disinfection
                                                                   discretion. The CDC has not mandated taking an         if possible.    products.
            flexible work hours/staggered shifts)                                                                       ➎
                                                                                                                        5.  Establish flexible worksites
                                                                   employee’s temperature and any operator who            (e.g., telecommuting)  ➓
                                                                                                                                        10. Encourage workers to
        6.  Discourage workers from using other workers’           chooses to do so should engage health officials first   and flexible work hours  report any safety and
                                                                                                                                          health concerns.
                                                                                                                          (e.g., staggered shifts),
            phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment       and adopt policies aligned with proper procedures.     if feasible.
                                                                                                                        6.  Discourage workers from
                                                                   CDC guidance states the minimum temperature that     ➏  using other workers’  For more information, visit
        7.  Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment                                                             phones, desks, or other  call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
                                                                   indicates a fever is 100.4°F                           work tools and equipment.
            and other elements of the work environment
        8.  Use Environmental Protection Agency approved
                                                                                                                                           1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
            cleaning chemicals with label claims against the   Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  TTY 1-877-889-5627  OSHA 3994-04 2020
        9.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions for use of all
                                                               Center for Disease Control (CDC)
            cleaning and disinfecting products
        10. Encourage workers to report any safety and health
                                                                                                                       The content in this document is not intended to be a
                                                                                                                       substitute for professional advice.  It is intended to
                                                                                                                       offer guidance regarding best practices as prevention
                                                                                                                       and support to re-open businesses. It is not intended
                                                                                                                       and should not be used as a substitute for advice from
                                                                                                                       federal and state health agencies and other professionals
                                                                                                                       regarding COVID-19.                                           16
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