In addition to compiling specific member company best practices, PESA continues to monitor guidance provided by The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 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 members’ 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 updated 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. PESA Members may find the following guidance helpful:
For additional information on Federal resources, please contact PESA VP Government Affairs Tim Tarpley.