OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies quickly adapted to the need for higher and more detailed disinfection, screening, masking, and other practices. Yet until recently, these practices were seen as voluntary. Now, as noted in the most recent issue of Hixson’s EH&S From Experience newsletter, there is new guidance on mitigating COVID-19 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
While most companies may have programs in place, this new guidance provides a framework of best practices for companies to follow in their COVID-19 mitigation and prevention programs. More importantly, the guidance means that companies which fail to have a formalized program in place may be cited under OSHA’s general duty clause. Read the full document here.
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