December 8, 2020 • Volume 19, Issue 21 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards
OSHA has removed 618,813 workers from COVID-19 hazards during the coronavirus pandemic.
Program to Protect Workers
OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting program directs resources to workplaces with the highest injury and illness rates.
Telecommunications Worker Safety
OSHA is partnering with the National Association of Tower Erectors and the Federal Communications Commission to protect workers in the telecommunications industry.
Small Business Reduces Injuries, Lowers Workers' Comp Costs
An industrial cleaning service company reduced workplace injuries and lowered workers' compensation costs after assistance from the On-Site Consultation Program.
OSHA Safety Partnership
OSHA is partnering with McCarthy Building Companies to help prevent injuries during the construction of a neuroscience research building.
What should employers do when an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
Workers who test positive for COVID-19 will be notified of their test result by their healthcare providers or public health department and will likely be advised to self-isolate or seek medical care. OSHA recommends that workers tell their supervisors if they have tested positive so that employers can take steps, such as cleaning and disinfection, to protect other workers. Employers who become aware of a case among their workers should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
Happy New Year!
OSHA wishes you a safe and healthful new year. QuickTakes will return in January 2021.