OSHA Issues COVID-19 Safety Posters

OSHA has a new poster to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic. It points out steps that workplaces can take to help prevent infections, and we encourage all employers to follow this guidance:

  • Encourage workers to stay home if sick.
  • Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible.
  • Establish flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible.
  • Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the use of all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information, the OSHA website has COVID-19 information. Find OSHA posters here.