OSHA Web Page Provides Information on Protecting Workers from Ebola
OSHA has published a new safety and health topic Web page that provides information about the Ebola virus, including how to protect workers from exposure on the job. The page includes sections on hazard recognition, medical information, and applicable standards for protecting workers. OSHA lists protection information for workers in several categories: healthcare; airline and other travel industries; mortuary and death care; laboratories; border, customs, and quarantine; emergency response; and other critical sectors.
A new OSHA fact sheet, “Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces,” is also available for download. The fact sheet provides guidance on protecting workers in non-healthcare and non-laboratory settings from exposure to Ebola, and from harmful levels of chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection.
Additional resources include links to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NIOSH.
View the page on OSHA’s website at http://bit.ly/oshaebola.