CDC & OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

CDC & OSHA COVID-19 Control & Prevention for Business & Workplace


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

CDC business information includes:

Find additional CDC and information for protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration  

OSHA provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic including hazard recognition, standards, news and updates, quick facts, and control and prevention and preparing workplaces for COVID-19.  
OSHA provides information about "Your Right to A Safe Workplace" and how to take action if you think something is wrong.  According to OSHA, "under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to speak up about them without fear of retaliation".  This information includes 1) Know Your Rights, 2) When to File A Complaint, 3) How to Contact OSHA, and 4) Frequently Asked Questions. 

OSHA has developed interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The general guidance below applies to all U.S. workers and employers. Depending on where their operations fall in OSHA's exposure risk pyramid (Spanish), workers and employers should also consult additional, specific guidance for those at increased risk of exposure in the course of their job duties broken down by exposure risk level.  OSHA's Control and Prevention webpage provides resources and information such as:

  • General Guidance for All Workers and Employers
  • Interim Guidance for Workers and Employers of Workers at Lower Risk of Exposure
  • Interim Guidance for Workers and Employers of Workers at Increased Risk of Occupational Exposure
  • Interim Guidance for Specific Worker Groups and Their Employee

Specific interim guidance (webpages):

OSHA Worker Alert Fact Sheets

Find additional OSHA resources and information for protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). 

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