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June 08, 2020

NADA Shares OSHA Guidance and Resources for Businesses on COVID-19 Pandemic

NADA has shared with OADA some valuable resources and tools that we wanted to share with you. NADA NADAcontinues to be a vital partner during this unprecedented time. If you are not a current NADA member, please reach out to DeAnna Zahniser, OADA Membership Coordinator, for more information.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to provide guidance to assist employees and employers with maintaining safe and healthy working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance will be particularly useful as states continue to re-open. We have collected below a list of existing documents, both general and industry-specific, for your use. 

General Guidance for All Workers and Employers

Both OSHA and CDC regularly update their webpages with reopening guidance relevant to the business community. We encourage you to regularly check for update guidance at:

OSHA has also released general guidance for preparing workplaces for COVID-19:

For all workers, regardless of specific exposure risks, it is always a good practice to:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if sick.
  • Recognize personal risk factors. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. 

Industry-Specific Guidance Documents

In addition to the general guidance above, OSHA frequently issues specific guidance tailored to specific industries.  To date, OSHA has released specific guidance for the following industries:

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can provide any additional information or assistance.