Risks associated with this virus exposure, and on-the-job protocols in place are essential to prevent and reduce the likelihood of virus exposure, and employers must train all workers with reasonably expected occupational safety measures as highlighted in the article “After COVID-19: Considerations for Reopening”. Activities should resume once cleaning and disinfection are completed. While state or municipal jurisdictions may have specific standards, companies everywhere are encouraged to maintain social distancing practices and enforce effective infection management procedures for industry and activities as indicated by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OSHA advises that employers set up a simple system for workers to disclose any safety or health issues and urge staff to do so. Leaks should be taken seriously and reviewed immediately, and all appropriate disciplinary steps should be taken as quickly as possible. (Source: Business and Legal Resources, 2020).
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