OSHA Publishes COVID-19 FAQs

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Jul 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) to help protect workers from exposure to the coronavirus on July 2.

The FAQs provide guidance to employers and employees about topics such as the best practices to prevent the spread of infection during the coronavirus pandemic, workers' rights to express concerns about workplace conditions, testing for the coronavirus, worker training and returning to work.

Impact on General Dentistry: The AGD recommends that members continually monitor federal, state, and local government guidelines for updated information about ongoing community transmission and mitigation measures, as well as for evolving guidance on disinfection and other best practices for worker protection. Ensuring good-faith efforts to employ best practices to protect works will be essential to mitigating concerns related to workplace exposure liability.