COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Grocery & Retail Industries

The workers in grocery stores and various retail shops encounter many customers each day. Therefore, they are at risk of encountering customers who may have COVID-19. Also, it is possible co-workers may have the virus. These employees may have close contact for prolonged periods of time. They may touch their nose, mouth, or eyes after […]

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 […]