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OSHA, DOL: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19April 3, 2020
AUTHORITY: U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
DATE PRODUCED: March 2020
TYPE: Guidance / Protocol
THE QUESTIONS IT ANSWERS:
- How a COVID-19 outbreak could affect workplaces
- How employers can reduce workers’ risk to COVID-19 exposure
- What kind of exposure risk is my job, and how do I protect myself at work?
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.