COVID-19: Staying Safe at Work for Employers
The recent pandemic outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 temporarily brought the entire world to a halt, with many workplaces shut down, schools closed, people confined to their homes and medical facilities overwhelmed. Now, for many employers, it's time to ramp up operations and allow employees to return to work. The good news is we can stay safe at work. This program explains the control measures found in a typical workplace infection control plan and explains how those measures are put into practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work.
In addition to explaining the virus's symptoms and its modes of transmission, the program covers the following employer responsibilities:
- Creating a screening process to prevent those likely to be contagious from entering the workplace
- Encouraging all employees to stay home if they are sick or likely to be contagious
- Creating the infection control plan to mitigate the virus's modes of transmission; this plan should include a physical distancing policy, a face covering policy and a sanitation and hygiene program
- Staying abreast of changing conditions and guidance from the CDC as well as OSHA, and modifying their control measures accordingly