Curb COVID-19

Information about curbing the spread of the virus and vaccinations to protect employees, families and businesses is updated continuously. The following resources are intended to help you stay informed and select what is important to you.

Experts remind businesses to follow COVID-19 protection guidelines

As a new strain of COVID-19 develops, safety and health professionals are urging businesses, schools and other organizations to keep using COVID-19 prevention methods developed by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). AIHA’s guidelines cover personal protective equipment, engineering controls, cleaning and physical distancing for 26 different industries.

NSC recommends businesses create vaccine plans

The NSC is asking employers to help spread support of COVID-19 vaccines by adopting plans and answering questions about legal rights. The organization recommends employers’ plans include education on vaccine benefits and how to get vaccinated.

Report highlights workplace culture changes

After interviewing safety, medical and health experts, the NSC released a report detailing shifts in workplace culture due to COVID-19. Findings showed an increase in communication, accommodation of alternative work arrangements, and a focus on health and safety.

Guidance on COVID-19 recordkeeping

Recent OSHA reports show the administration has been citing employers for COVID-19-related recordkeeping violations. To help employers understand requirements, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News posted an article dissecting the recordkeeping and reporting guidelines involving COVID-19 cases. The article provides an overview of the requirements and tips for determining work-relatedness.

New document educates cleaning staff on COVID-19 protection

A new OSHA guidance document provides COVID-19 prevention methods for cleaning staff. In addition to standard protection measures, guidance on approved disinfectants, laundry methods, sweeping and more. The document can be downloaded in English and Spanish.

OSHA provides insight into COVID-19-related inspections

OSHA issued guidance to show which standards have been most commonly cited during the agency’s COVID-19-related inspections. The list includes not performing appropriate respirator fit testing, failure to keep injury and illness records, and more. This site also provides good links to other COVID-19 resources.

EHS Today article discusses digital check-in apps for COVID-19

Many employers are navigating ways to conduct temperature checks and health screenings for employees on-site. An EHS Today article explains the benefits of new apps that allow users to digitally check-in and respond to health questionnaires through their phone. In addition to COVID-19 prevention, users are finding benefits related to productivity and site management