Employer Recommendations & Requirements

Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Tight-Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) Used During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Description:

This memorandum provides temporary enforcement guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers for enforcing initial and annual fit-testing requirements of the Respiraotry Protection Standard, CFR 29 1910.34. It applies to tight-fitting PAPRs approved by NIOSH when used for protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, bby healthcare personnel or any other workers in high or very high exposure risk activities, because of supply shortages of both disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) and fit-testing supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 10/05/20

Understanding Compliance with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the availability of respirators and fit-testing supplies. This document is intended to help employers understand and comply with OSHA's temporary enforcement guidance for the Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134). 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 09/25/20

COVID-19 Jobsite Checklist

Description:

COVID-19 jobsite checklist developed by the Oregon State Building Trades Council. Includes questions on COVID-19 jobsite policy and exposure prevention. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 09/25/20

Summary of Key Provisions of Oregon OSHA's Draft Temporary Rule Addressing COVID-19

Description:

Summary of key requirements for workplaces under Oregon OSHA's draft COVID-19 temporary standard. 

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 09/03/20

Oregon OSHA's Draft COVID-19 Temporary Standard

Description:

Draft temporary standard from Oregon OSHA aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace by requiring employees to implement risk-reducing measures such as social distancing and face coverings. 

Source: Oregon OSHA

Date: 08/28/20

Employer Information for Heat Stress Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

Implementing COVID-19 safety and health recommendations may alter an employee's working environment. These alterations can affect the risk level for heat-related illness. Existing heat illness prevention programs and policies can be tailored to the unique challenges of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

Workers' Right to Refuse Dangerous Work

Description:

Details what conditions need to be met in order for a worker's right to refuse a task to be protected. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 08/11/20

Procedures for Filing a Safety and Health Complaint with OSHA

Description:

How to file a safety and health complaint with OSHA. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 08/11/20

OSHA Standard 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication

Description:

OSHA's hazard communication standard. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 08/11/20

Ending Home Isolation - Interim Guidance

Description:

Guidance on when to end home isolation of patients with COVID-19. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

Employee Rights - Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Description:

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Date: 08/28/20

Contractor Screening of Construction Workers

Description:

Guidance on how to screen workers in the construction industry for COVID-19 while remaining in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Source: North America’s Building Trades Unions and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

OSHA - Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)

Description:

This memorandum provides updated interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19. 

Under OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and thus employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19, if:

  1. The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
  2. The case is work-related as defined by 29 CFR § 1904.5; and
  3. The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR § 1904.7.

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 08/28/20

Including Mental Health in Your COVID-19 Response

Description:

Information on creating a culture of care during these challenging times.

Source: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington

Date: 07/13/20

WHO Risk Communication Guidance

Description:

Links to guidance on social stigma and risk communication, mental health considerations, and getting your workplace ready.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

Date: 07/13/20

Guidance for Employers: COVID-19 and the Workplace

Description:

A series of articles and resources on returning to work. Updated 7/9/20.

Source: National Safety Council

Date: 09/11/20

ASSP Latest Resources on COVID-19

Description:

A list of articles, webinars, and other resources from ASSP. 

Source: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Date: 09/11/20

COVID-19 Construction Solutions

Description:

A central collection of fact sheets, resources & information for Boilermakers contractors & workers from a joint effort between the Canadian boilermakers union and the contractors association.

 

Source: International Brotherhood of Boilermakers/Boilermaker Contractors Association (Canada)

Date: 09/11/20

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Description:

This site includes responses to technical assistance questions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and other laws as they relate to COVID-19. It is updated periodically.

Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Date: 09/11/20

EEOC - Coronavirus and COVID-19

Description:

This site provides information and responses to common questions about the Equal Employment Opportunity laws and COVID-19.

Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Date: 08/28/20

Key OSHA standards for COVID-19

Description:

This OSHA online resource provide ready access to OSHA standards that apply to SARS-COV-2, including workers' rights and employers' responsibilities.

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 06/26/20

Interim Guidance for Conserving and Extending Filtering Facepiece Respirator Supply in Non-Healthcare Sectors

Description:

This guidance is intended for use during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency by federal, state, and local public health officials, respiratory protection program managers, leaders in occupational health services and industrial hygiene programs, and other leaders who are responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for preventing occupational exposures in non-healthcare worksites.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 07/02/20

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: Interim Guidance

Description:

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

Resources for Businesses and Employers: Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Description:

Strategies and procedures to follow if you're open for business.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work

Description:

Advisory recommendations intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 08/28/20

COVID-19 Safety Presentation

Description:

A presentation on recommended COVID-19 safety practices.

Source: General Building Contractors Association

Date: 07/19/20

COVID-19 Recommended Job Site Protocols

Description:

Recommendations for job site protocols.

Source: General Building Contractors Association

Date: 06/14/20

Pepper Construction -- COVID-19 Response Plan

Description:

A COVID-19 Response and Prevention Plan from Pepper Construction in Indiana.

Source: Pepper Construction of Indiana

Date: 07/19/20

NELP: Employer Best Practices - Policies to Support Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 2020)

Description:

This guidance document "recommends specific policies and practices that corporate leaders can implement quickly to support the safety and stability of their workforce. The policies are meant to help the most impacted workers within a business— particularly hourly workers paid low wages and those with caregiving responsibilities or health conditions that make them more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)."

Source: National Employment Law Project (NELP)

Date: 09/11/20

OSHA: COVID-19 Control and Prevention - Construction Work

Description:

This OSHA guidance supplements its general, interim guidance for all workers with potential occupational exposure to SARS-Co-V-2. It is for construction employers and workers, such as those engaged in carpentry, ironworking, plumbing, electrical, heating/ ventilation/air conditioning/ventilation, masonry and concrete work, utility construction work, and earthmoving activities. 

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 09/11/20

CRH Americas Safe Seven Poster

Description:

A poster outlining seven steps for improving back-to-work readiness from CRH Americas, a large building materials manufacturer. See also the CRH Americas Back to Work Readiness Guide

Source: CRH Americas

Date: 07/19/20

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Description:

Information about COVID-19 from the American Society for Health Care Engineering.

Source: American Society for Health Care Engineering

Date: 05/19/20

Safe Work Playbook: An interactive guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Description:

The Safe Work Playbook provides general recommendations for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

Source: Lear

Date: 05/19/20

CDC - COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Response Plan

Description:

This guidance is on COVID-19 response planning for the critical infrastructure sector.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

LHSFNA - COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety Program

Description:

An editable COVID-19 Worksite Health & Safety Program.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 05/08/20

CAL/OSHA - Safety and Health Guidance COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction (April 24, 2020)

Description:

This guidance document contains ways for construction employers to update their required Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) to include information on employee training and preventing the spread of COVID-19 at construction sites.  

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 09/11/20

Washington State: Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (4/23/2020)

Description:

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's Construction Working Group Recommendations. "Any existing construction projects complying with the points below may resume only those work activities that do not require workers to be closer than six-feet together. If a work activity requires workers to be closer than six-feet, it is not considered low-risk and is not authorized. Adherence to the physical distancing requirement and the health and safety points below will be strictly enforced." 

Source: Washington State - Governor

Date: 05/05/20

Pennsylvania: Guidance for Businesses in the Construction Industry Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency

Description:

Guidance for businesses in the state. "All businesses (especially those that were originally closed and later permitted to re-open a portion of their operations) must review these guidelines and commit to ensuring the health and safety of their employees ..." (Note this document is updated periodically).

 

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Date: 09/12/20

CDC - Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

Description:

This document includes recommended steps small businesses should take to protect their employees and prepare for business disruption.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/04/20

CDC - Guidance for Businesses & Employers

Description:

This interim guidance is intended to help prevent workplace exposures and prepare workplaces for a COVID-19 outbreak. (Please note this guidance is updated periodically).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

NACOSH - Model Workplace Safety and Health Demands for Essential Workers

Description:

This model includes informaton on the need for and what should be included in an employer's written program to protect workers from the hazards of infectious diseases.

Source: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

Date: 05/04/20

LHSFNA - Recommended COVID-19 Response Plan for Construction Employers

Description:

Recommended employer and worker actions, how to determine the risk, general precautions for construction workers, practices for cleaning and disinfecting high-risk transmission areas, and assessing worker symptoms. Click here to access this document in Spanish.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 08/28/20

NABTU and CPWR COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites, April 27, 2020

Description:

This document contains minimum standards employers should implement as part of their COVID-19 exposure control plan on all jobsites, and recommendations that should be followed before any onsite worker is found to have COVID-19. Click here to access this document in Spanish.

Source: North America’s Building Trades Unions and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

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