On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance entitled “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace” (“Guidance”).

The Guidance does not create any new obligations for employers. Rather, it provides recommendations, advice and information for employers, who have a general duty to provide their workers with a safe and healthful workplace.

OSHA recommends that employers take the following steps:

The Guidance provides additional details on each of these steps and links to the relevant CDC guidelines.
Employers should review and implement the steps in the Guidance and relevant CDC guidelines in order to best protect their workers and protect themselves from potential liability.

If you have additional questions on OSHA and COVID-19, please contact Chaim Book cbook@mb-llp.com or Sheryl Galler at sgaller@mb-llp.com.