Employment Law Report
OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Poster
By Jordan White
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new workplace poster aimed at reducing workplace exposure to the coronavirus. Specifically, the poster highlights ten infection protection measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety measures include encouraging sick workers to stay home, establishing flexible worksites and staggered work shifts, discouraging workers from using other workers’ equipment (phones, desks, etc.), and using EPA-approved cleaning chemicals. Employers may, but are not required to, hang this poster in a conspicuous place where other such employment notices are posted.