July 16, 2020 • Volume 19, Issue 12 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
COVID-19 Safety Facts
More answers to frequently asked questions about the pandemic and worker safety are now available on OSHA’s website.
Meat Packing Worker Safety
OSHA’s poster on meat, poultry, and pork processing is now available in 17 languages.
The seventh annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held Sept. 14-18 to correspond with Construction Safety Week.
A federal court ordered sanctions against contractors for not complying with safety standards.
Machine Guarding Violations
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
When can employees who have had COVID-19, or may have had COVID-19, return to work?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance about the discontinuation of home isolation for people with COVID-19. The Medical Information page of OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page also provides information about returning to work after having COVID-19. This guidance applies to workers with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they were not tested for COVID-19.