Guidance to Prevent Exposure in the Workplace

03.27.2020

 

Staff Contribution

 

Dear friends,

 

We wanted to be sure that every New Bedford business has access to federally issued guidance for preventing exposure in the workplace—particularly those considered essential by Governor Baker and still in operation.

 

Below are links to guidance documents prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We urge that you use these links and check them regularly as information is being updated on a continuous basis.

 

CDC

The following  interim guidance  may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. (CDC has provided separate guidance for healthcare settings.) This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19.

 

OSHA

This COVID-19  planning guidance  is based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.

 

Taking proactive steps to protect workers and their families of essential businesses is a critical step in keeping the entire Greater New Bedford community safe.

 

We ask that you share these links with everyone in your own network.

 

Be well,

 

Derek