New OSHA Guidance

On January 29, 2021 OSHA posted Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

If you are reading this at work, then you have most likely already implemented this advice. The Guidance followed the President’s Executive Order of January 21, 2021.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has prepared this guidance for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this guidance to help identify risks of being exposed to and of contracting COVID-19 in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement.

This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of existing mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in recognizing and abating hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm as part of their obligation to provide a safe and healthful workplace.

An Emergency Temporary Standard may be issued by March 15th if deemed necessary.  

Read more:  New OSHA Guidance

Executive Order of the President

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