We are all living in unprecedented times. Overnight, our personal and professional lives were turned upside down. The key to thriving in situations like this is preparedness. That is something the All Hazards Training Center excels at and we are here to ensure that your organization or business does too.
We would like to share information and resources that provide a wealth of information on planning, preparing, and responding to the coronavirus. As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your organization thrive during this crisis and beyond.
The best thing you can do in the face of COVID-19 is to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, and your community. There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy, including:
Protect Your Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers guidance for companies to prepare themselves and their workers for pandemic events such as the coronavirus. Employers who have planned for influenza pandemics, may need to just update plans to address the exposure risks, sources of exposure, routes of transmission, and other unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 (i.e., compared to pandemic influenza viruses).
The information included in OSHA’s publication, Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA 3990), can be used for guidance for planning purposes to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. There are specific steps that can be taken to reduce workers’ risk exposure to SARS-CoV-2 including: