COVID-19: Workplace Safety

Course overview

This lesson will address the hazards posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), how it is transmitted, its symptoms and how to respond to them, and the types of work that present a high risk of exposure. You will also learn how you can prevent the spread of COVID-19, your employer’s responsibilities related to protecting you from exposure to the virus, and the controls in your workplace that will help prevent its spread. Since COVID-19 and our response to it continues to evolve, and variants of the virus continue to surface, this content may not be the most current or accurate information available.

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Course Outline
  • COVID-19 Basics
  • COVID-19 Protections
Regulations
  • Regulatory Requirement
  • 29 CFR 1904 Subpart E - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness 1904.39 Reporting fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye as a result of work-related incidents to OSHA
  • OSHA 1977 - Discrimination against Employees under OSHA Act of 1970 1977.3 General Requirements of Section 11(c) of the Act
  • OSH Act of 1970, Section 5, Duties
  • State of California Department of Industrial Relations COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
  • OSHA COVID-19 Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
  • OSHA COVID-19, Guidance by Industry
  • Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Rules/Emergency Rules/Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak
  • How COVID-19 Spreads.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 10 Oct. 28, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “Symptoms of COVID-19.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 22 Feb. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “How to Protect Yourself & Others.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 8 Mar. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility (COVID-19).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 5 Apr. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “Ventilation in Buildings.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 23 Mar. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “Returning to Work”. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 2 Feb, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • “Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated 23 Mar. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
  • ASSP/ISO TR - 45005-2021 Occupational Health and Safety Management – Safe Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic – General Guidelines for Organizations
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