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OSHA Releases Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Workplaces

On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released updated guidance regarding mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Important highlights are as follows.

First, the guidance emphasizes that employers should implement a COVID-19 prevention program for the workplace. The program should involve employee input and include the following key elements:

  • Conducting a hazard assessment;
  • Identifying measures that will limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace;

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