Corona Virus Information – COVID-19 OSHA and CDC

Corona PicWell as the the internet likes to say, ‘That Escalated Quickly.’

Below is a grouping of resources from OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The CDC items are very good, and even include printable posters.

I will update the site as I find more stuff.  For you in Europe or other places, feel free to comment on additional resources.

Good luck to everyone – wash those hands, clean surfaces – do the stuff listed below.  Keep doing your good work.

Click links to download files:

CDC – Guide for Safe Employee Travel

CDC – Keeping Workplaces Safe

CDC – Mitigation Strategies

CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs – English

CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs – Spanish

CDC – Symptoms of Corona Virus – Graphic

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – Chinese

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – English

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – Spanish

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus – Chinese

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus – Spanish

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus

Corona Virus – OSHA3990

Prevent Worker Exposure to Corona Virus

Confined Spaces – Residential Construction

Hey Everyone

Those of you who are in residential construction noted that when they updated the confined space entry standard a while back, it included residential construction.  This industry had been somewhat overlooked by OSHA in the past.  They have updated some of their materials to be more clear as to what is expected.

Click here for document:

confined spaces – residential construction

Electrical – New Rules from OSHA

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If you deal with electricity, download this stuff RIGHT NOW.  Electricity will kill you, or your people.  These are new publications from OSHA, so you know you better.

You know what to do:

Electrical Power – PPE Requirements

Electrical Power – Fall Protection

Electrical Power – Training Requirements, Other

Electrical Power – Major Changes to the Rule

What did I tell you?  Download them all!

OSHA Compliance Assistance Tools

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So if you have no clue, or need a guide on what OSHA actually wants, they have these nifty tools that can help.  These cover General Industry, Construction, and Healthcare.  Being OSHA compliant is not the ‘end all’ (remember, OSHA is the minimum you should do), but it is a good place to start.

You know what to do:

General Industry

Construction

Healthcare

 

OSHA’s Field Manuals – Download Free, Here!

OSHA publishes their field manuals, plus items called ‘CPL’s.’  CPL (short for ‘compliance’) documents are the actual guidelines that OSHA uses when performing inspections.  No, really.

Some of these are very long and involved, but if you want to know what OSHA will look for on your job, look here.  I have no posted all of them, but here is a sample.  To get the rest, go to http://www.osha.gov and do a search for “CPL.”

Click links below for documents:

Control of Hazard Energy CPL

Cranes and Derricks in Construction CPL

Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plan CPL

Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment CPL

Enforcement of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Field Operations Manual CPL

Inspection Procedures for Roadway and Highway Construciton Work Zones CPS

Lead – National Emphasis Program CPL

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities CPL

Operational Exposure to Isocyanates CPL

Respiratory Protection Inspection Procedures CPL

Excavation Materials – Presentations, Guides, Programs, Videos – Free Download

Including materials from OSHA and the UK HSE – good stuff:

Click links for documents:

On the videos – start the video briefly, stop it, then look in the left hand corner for an arrow – click on this and there will be an option to download.

A Guide to the OSHA Excavations Standard

Excavation – Best Practices

Excavation – What you need to know as a busy builder

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Excavations

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Preventing Accidents In Excavations

Safety Manual for Excavation

Trench Safety – QuickCard