As scientists around the globe learn more about the coronavirus and the potentially fatal disease it can cause – COVID-19 – the world is finding new ways to prevent its spread. OSHA has issued new COVID guidelines for workplaces to help mitigate the proliferation of the virus, which are mandatory and subject to penalty if businesses fail to comply.
Here’s what you should know about the new coronavirus guidelines and how to get access to our live webinar to help you learn even more.
There are a number of best practices for reducing the spread of coronavirus in the workplace, including but not limited to:
Not only is it important to understand OSHA’s coronavirus guidelines in general, it’s also critical that you identify your company’s unique COVID-19 hazards and work to mitigate them.
For example, if your office cubicles are close together and facing each other, this can increase the risk of virus transmission. Consider reducing the number of cubicles in your office so they can be farther apart and facing them away from each other.
Ideally, your business already has a coronavirus safety plan in place. This means you’ll need to incorporate OSHA’s new guidelines into your existing plan rather than creating a new one. You may find that you are already using some of the best practices being established by OSHA to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Once you’ve established a plan for your company to adhere to OSHA’s COVID-19 guidelines, it’s important that you keep accurate records of your compliance. If your business were to ever be audited, it’s critical that you be able to show records of where your company abided by the guidelines. Otherwise, you may be cited and fined for a violation.
Learn about OSHA’s new guidelines regarding COVID-19 and your responsibilities as an employer to comply in our upcoming webinar, OSHA Issues Guidance and Enforcement Policies on COVID-19.
Join us live on November 19th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST to hear from speaker, employment law attorney, and founder of HR Learning Center, Inc., Melissa Fleischer, Esq.
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