Are you ready for OSHA’s New Guidelines?

We've developed a quick assessment and guidance document to help you prepare.

Are you ready for OSHA’s New Guidelines?

On January 21, 2021 President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety requiring the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to take certain steps toward protecting the American workforce from contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

To help you get ready, HSI has developed a quick assessment and guidance document to give you a heads up on the 16 focus areas you should be ready to address and a deeper guide designed to assure you fully understand OSHA’s expectations for protecting your workforce and to ensure you are prepared for OSHA enforcement activities.

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Answer the questions below, or download our guide to find out how to prepare.

Written Programs

Various OSHA standards require employers to have written programs and policies, e.g., Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc. COVID-19 prevention is no different.

HSI can help with these solutions:

  • COVID-19 Plan Writer
  • Infectious Disease Tool
  • Incident Management
  • Knowledge Base Tool
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Hazard Control

The most effective hazard control practiced by health and safety professionals and supported by OSHA and NIOSH involves written hazard assessments and using the hierarchy of controls to eliminate and control risks in the workplace.

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  • Hazard Assessment
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Regulatory Knowledge

Federal and State OSHA programs are rapidly changing since January 2021. It is important employers are aware of regulatory changes.

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Responsible Person(s)

OSHA is urging employers to designate a person or team of people at each organization to lead and organize initiatives to protect employees from the COVID-19 hazard.

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Training

Various OSHA standards require employers to conduct training for their employees, e.g., Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc. COVID-19 prevention is no different.

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  • Pillar Training Management
  • Select Training Courses
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Systems and Protocols

Similar to protocols in OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen standard or Employee Access to Medical Records standard, OSHA has issued specific guidance for systems to implement and protocols to develop to protect the workforce from COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19 Screening Tool
  • Knowledge Base Tool
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Employee Rights

All employers are required to display the OSHA poster in their workplaces to inform employees of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. OSHA’s guidance document on COVID-19 specifies processes and policies an employer needs to provide for their employees.

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  • COVID-19 Plan Writer
  • Knowledge Base Tool
  • Safety Alerts
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Existing Regulatory Compliance

Several existing OSHA standards are applicable to COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. Ensure you are compliant with existing regulations.

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  • Incident Management
  • Compliance Checklists
  • Select Training Courses
  • Knowledge Base Tool
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