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OSHA COVID19 - Coronavirus Safety Requirements and Guidance

OSHA COVID19 - Coronavirus Safety Requirements and Guidance

With regard to COVID19, News media and politicians talk endlessly about "following the science", but then issue nonsensical dictates. So, what should you actually do to use a science-based approach to protecting your workers and your customers. Here's what OSHA recommends:

Poster: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Poster

  • (OSHA 3994 - 2020) English: PDF

  • (OSHA 3995 - 2020) Spanish: PDF

  • (OSHA 4014 - 2020) Arabic: PDF

  • (OSHA 4009 - 2020) Brazilian Portuguese: PDF

Federal OSHA Standard Cited Violation Description Available Resources and Related Information

See the full current list of Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations here.

Requirement Violation ccc
1910.134(e)(1) The employer did not provide a medical evaluation before the worker was fit-tested or used the respirator.
1910.134 - Respiratory Protection Section (e)
1910.134(e)(2)(ii) The medical evaluation was missing information required in mandatory Appendix C (OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire) of the standard.
Section (f) - Fit Testing 1910.134(f)(1) The employer did not perform an appropriate fit test for a tightfitting facepiece respirator.
Medical Evaluation - Safety and Health Topics

- - Respiratory protection - Understanding Compliance with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. (August 2020). - Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work. OSHA Poster, (May 2020). - OSHA Respiratory Projection Training Videos (most available in Spanish) o Putting on and Taking off a Mask. o Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers.