Safe Return To Work/COVID-19

OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard 

OSHA COVID-19 Revised National Emphasis Program

FDA Updated List of Hand Sanitizers NOT TO USE

Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program- Business Operation Start Up Checklist

PA OSHA Consultation Program COVID-19 Construction Guide- Prepared By: Pamela Susi, MSPH, CIH

ASHRAE

ASHRAE — American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers has issued a position document on infectious aerosols outlining ASHRAE's position that facilities of all types should follow, as a minimum, the latest published standards and guidelines and good engineering practice.

 

AIHA Reopening Guidance-Back to Work Safely

Back to Work Safely - AIHA website dedicated to updated information regarding returning to work as we emerge from COVID-19 quarantines.

At-Home Service Providers Guidelines - At-home service providers, including residential tradespeople, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Construction Guidelines - According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), much of the construction industry has been identified as critical infrastructure and essential business.

Dental Settings - CDC has developed interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Office Settings Guidelines - The reopening of office workplaces should be conducted in a thorough manner accounting for several factors before employees are allowed to return.

Gyms and Workout Facilities Guidelines - Many of these businesses have been viewed as “non-essential” by state governments and are closed.

Hair and Nail Salon Guidelines - Many have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate re-opening.

Retail Guidelines - Small and medium (especially non-chain) retail stores have been very challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurant Guidelines - With stay-at-home restrictions beginning to lift, restaurant owners are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed before reopening.

Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire Guidelines - With stay-at-home and shelter-in-place restrictions beginning to lift, Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and other Passenger Driver-for-Hire companies are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed as they transition back to normal operations.

Small Manufacturing, Repair and Maintenance Shops Reopening Guidelines- Small manufacturing sites, repair and maintenance shops, etc. are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed as they transition back to normal operations.

Warehouse and Logistics Industry Reopening Guidelines - Many have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate re-opening as states start to relax shelter-in-place and stay-at-home restrictions.

OSHA's primary resource is the OSHA COVID-19 official web page. This page is being updated routinely, and we encourage you to review it frequently. Recent guidance released and housed on this page includes:

Industry-Specific Guidance

Interim Customizable Non-Healthcare Workplace Infection Control Assessment and Response (WICAR) tool

Construction

Guidance for Construction Website

Guidance for the Construction Workforce

Guidance for the Construction Workforce- Spanish

Construction Industry Safety Coalition -Template COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness,
and Response Plan for Construction

TAUC COVID-19 Resource Page

CPWR COVID-19 Resource Page

 MassCOSH Health & Safety while Cleaning & Disinfecting for Coronavirus

NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

OSHA -- Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Journal Article: Electrostatic precipitation of fine particles with a bipolar pre-charger

CDC - How to Protect Yourself & Others

Healthcare

Memorandum- Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Memorandum - Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak (March 14, 2020):

Dental Practices

Guidance for Dental Practitioners (English)

Guidance for Dental Practitioners (Spanish)

Meat and Poultry Processing

Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

Package Delivery

COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce (OSHA publication 3998/3999)

Retail Workers

Guidance for Retail Workers (OSHA publication 3996)

Guidance for Retail Workers (OSHA publication 3997)

Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers

Guidance for Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers (OSHA publication 4029)

Additional OSHA Guidance Documents:

General OSHA guidance on COVID-19

OSHA- One pager- Most Frequently Cite During Coronavirus Related Inspections.

OSHA Common Covid-19 Citations

OSHA Guidance on Ventilation in the Building Workplace (English)

OSHA Guidance on Ventilation in the Building Workplace (Spanish)

Enforcement Memo- Guidance for Tight-fitting PAPRs

OSHA Alliance COVID-19 Resource Listing

COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page

(NEW) Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Preventing Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), OSHA publication 3989/3991)

Guidance on Preparing for COVID-19, (OSHA publication 3990)

Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (OSHA publication 3993)

Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (OSHA publication 3993- Spanish)

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus (Poster) (OSHA publication 3994/3995)