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OSHA Resources Regarding COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a series of resources regarding the COVID-19 virus that can be referenced as members protect their employees.

These resources cover many topics of concern including:

  • hazard recognition
  • medical information
  • control and prevention

In addition, OSHA details specific standards and directives related to the virus including:

  • respirator use and the recent directive regarding the short supply of N-95 respirators.
  • other personal protective equipment information.
  • hazard communication in light of the increased usage of cleaning and sanitizing chemical products.
    standard precautions, sanitation and blood borne pathogens.
  • record keeping and recording of COVID-19 illness.

General topic resources can be found at OSHA.gov/SLTC/covid-19/index.html. Specific information related to safety and health standards and directives can be found at OSHA.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html.
Minnesota OSHA has additional sources for information available at DLI.mn.gov/business/workplace-safety-and-health/mnosha-compliance-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.