OSHA COVID- Frequently Asked Questions
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 — 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.
Universal Face Covering Order
Universal Face Covering Frequently Asked Questions
Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation And Enforcement
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
PA Department of Health Directing Building and Safety Measures- FAQ
NPIAP Position Statements on Preventing Injury with N95 Masks
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:
Interim Customizable Non-Healthcare Workplace Infection Control Assessment and Response (WICAR) tool
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
COVID-19 Resource Page
COVID-19 Resource Page
Health & Safety while Cleaning & Disinfecting for Coronavirus
COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
-- Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage
Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
Article: Electrostatic precipitation of fine particles with a bipolar
– How to Protect Yourself & Others
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):
Guidance for Dental Practitioners (English)
Guidance for Dental Practitioners (Spanish)
Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers
COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce (OSHA publication 3998/3999)
Guidance for Retail Workers (OSHA publication 3996)
Guidance for Retail Workers (OSHA publication 3997)
Guidance for Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers (OSHA publication 4029)
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)
Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19), OSHA publication 3989/3991)
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
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (April 3, 2020):
Memorandum - Enforcement Guidance for Use of
Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries
or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (April
OSHA Memorandum -
Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing
for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (April 8, 2020)
OSHA Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR §
OSHA Personal Protective Equipment standard, 29 CFR §
Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/NIOSH:
General COVID-19 information
Strategic National StockpileFor further questions or information about the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), contact SNS at email@example.com
CDC Key Strategies to Prevent COVID-19 Infections-Meat and Poultry Facilities
CDC Agricultural Employer Checklist
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
Release of Stockpiled N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators Beyond the Manufacturer- Designated Shelf Life
Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Preparedness Assessment Tool
Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities
Dental Infection Control Guidance - CDC
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health
Food and Drug
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)
EUA Clarification Letter
Management Agency (FEMA)
Protection Agency (EPA):
disinfectants, water, and wastewater
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and
Guidance on infection control information
Elective procedures Guidance
Social Distancing – Please refer to your state guidelines on social distancing.
Quarantine – The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or State and Municipal Health Departments makes quarantine recommendations. This includes the presence of sick people in the work environment or self-quarantine guidelines. The Stay Home Orders -
Please contact your state or municipal authorities, such as the local Public Health Department or Governor’s/Government Officials’ Office.
Slow the Spread of COVID-19 with Proper Cleaning of Electrical PPE