The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has released “Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.” The 35-page Guidance includes specific actions that employers should take in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak to meet OSHA’s safety and health standards and regulations. Businesses should assess their operations and employees’ exposure risks, incorporate social-distancing practices, and take steps to provide at-risk employees with appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”).
The Guidance is available here.
If you have any questions regarding OSHA’s recommendations, or other employment obligations related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Employment and Labor Group. And of course, stay safe!