October 19, 2020 • Volume 19, Issue 18 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
- The latest OSHA Alerts and posters provide recommended practices for in-home repair services, restaurants resuming dine-in service, and cleaning staff.
- Posters on processing and packaging safety for meat and seafood are now available in additional languages.
- OSHA’s Guidance on Returning to Work assists businesses reopening and employees returning to work.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards
OSHA inspectors have removed 634,515 workers from COVID-19 hazards during the coronavirus pandemic.
OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program in New Jersey inspected masks, safety glasses and other PPE to help protect frontline workers.
Workers responding to cleanup from floods can be exposed to carbon monoxide. Only use gas and diesel-powered generators outdoors. For more safety tips and resources to #KeepWorkersSafe, visit https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_Hurricane_Facts/carbon_monoxide.pdf
What COVID-19 training resources are available for employers?
COVID-19 related training resources for all workers and employers are available in addition to training specific to healthcare professionals.
OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides more information.