OSHA Highlights Current Coronavirus Guidance
As the U.S. economy began reopening in June, OSHA published a news release that summarized the coronavirus-related guidance currently available from the agency. OSHA’s guidance on issues such as social distancing and identifying and isolating sick workers is intended to complement guidelines from the White House as well as the agency’s “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” a set of recommendations published in March and intended to help employers prevent or slow occupational spread of the disease.  OSHA recommends that employers provide workers with refresher training and address maintenance issues that may have been deferred during the shutdown. Employers should also consult the agency’s guidance related to coronavirus testing, temperature checks and health screenings, and the need for personal protective equipment during the pandemic. OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage collects agency resources for employers and workers about the coronavirus pandemic.