COVID-19: Keeping Custodial & Environmental Service Workers Safe

All places of employment require regular cleaning. A clean workplace and good housekeeping are an important component of maintaining a safe work environment. It is best to clean work areas when other employees are not present. Employers may use their employees or contracted employees/services to perform custodial work. These employees perform duties such as taking […]

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use for the COVID-19 Pandemic

As businesses are starting to reopen and employees are getting back to work, it is important to understand what personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to protect employees against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Gloves, N95 respirators, surgical masks, and cloth masks are some personal protective equipment that many companies and organizations are starting to put in […]

Ten Steps to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus in the Workplace

Actively encourage sick employees to stay home. Develop a non-punitive policy and ensure employees are aware of this policy. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and properly dispose of tissues after use. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your […]

Cleaning and Disinfection for Facilities

Based on what is currently known about the virus and similar strands that spread from person-to-person, infection happens most frequently among close contacts. The transmission of coronavirus, in general, occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from […]