Complete Your Plan Resources
OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP)
In response to the January 21, 2021 Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA has issued a COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from COVID-19 hazards. The program also prioritizes employers that retaliate against workers for complaints about unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or for exercising other rights protected by federal law. NEP inspections will enhance the agency’s previous coronavirus enforcement efforts.
COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool
The CDC and OSHA recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This free planning tool is designed to help users develop a plan for their worksite in 4 steps. Now in a soft launch, feedback is welcome - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Rights - Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
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
Hotline for Worker COVID-19 Concerns
Provide an anonymous hotline number for workers on job sites to call if they have concerns or problems related to COVID. This may be workers concerned with compliance of policies, behaviors of other workers, or lack of policies to create a safe work environment. The hotline should insure anonymity of the caller but the option for a return call if possible. This may be run by a local construction organization, union, or volunteers who can forward concerns to relevant parties.