How To Keep The Workplace Safe Amid The Coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020

To reduce the impact of COVID-19, it is important for employers to care for businesses, workers, customers, and the general public in this trying time.  

“Employers who have not prepared for pandemic events should prepare themselves and their workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions,” wrote the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a published resource guide.

Workers Who May Have Exposure Risk

According to OSHA, workers with increased exposure risk include those involved in:

  • Healthcare (including pre-hospital and medical transport workers, healthcare providers, clinical laboratory personnel, and support staff)
  • Deathcare (including coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors)
  •  Airline Operations 
  • Waste Management
  • Travelers

The CDC recommends all employers consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in their workplace with the following three key points in mind:

  1. Reduce Transmission Among Employees
  2. Maintain Healthy Business Operations
  3. Maintain A Healthy Work Environment

For the latest news updates, government information, and resources go to GPB.Org/coronavirus.