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In response to the Biden Administration’s new executive order on worker health and safety, the Occupational and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new guidance intended to inform employers and workers in non-medical workplaces about how to identify the risks of being exposed to and/or contracting the highly infectious COVID-19 at work, and what appropriate control measures to implement. OSHA has prepared this guidance for planning purposes. This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

The Guidance is far more comprehensive than anything we have seen up to now, and includes many hyperlinks to more in-depth information about COVID -19, studies on the illness, hazard assessment and a myriad of related topics. For this reason, we are directing you to the Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace, stronger guidance on identifying coronavirus exposure risks, and you can follow as many or as few of the hyperlinks as you wish.

If after reviewing this information you have any questions about what you can do as an employer to help prevent the spread of COVID -19 in your workplace, please be sure to contact one of the attorneys at Schwartz Rollins LLC or call our paralegal, Vicki Perry at 404.844.4130.

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