Recently, President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure. In response, OSHA has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus protection program.
The guidance can be accessed here: Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. It addresses the concern of protecting employees from contracting an illness while working. This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of existing mandatory safety and health standards.
Please contact the Risk Control team at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance | The Benefit Services Group, Inc. if you have questions regarding these guidelines.