New OSHA Guidance to Prevent Viral Spread in the Workplace

Recently, President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure. In response, OSHA has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus protection program. coronavirus - masks

The guidance can be accessed here: Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. It addresses the concern of protecting employees from contracting an illness while working. This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of existing mandatory safety and health standards.

Please contact the Risk Control team at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance | The Benefit Services Group, Inc. if you have questions regarding these guidelines.

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Jeff Dutton

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Risk Control Consultant Jeff joined the Hausmann-Johnson safety team in 2020 and brings a wealth of experience in construction and manufacturing safety to his role. Prior to joining HJI, he was the Safety Director for H&H Group Holdings in Madison. Jeff’s passion for safety is tangible, and he likes to think outside the box to help clients develop strategic safety programs and keep their employees safe. Jeff has been affiliated with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin since 2005. He has been an active member of the ABC Safety Committee for 14 years, served on the Apprenticeship Advisory Committee for 10 years, and was appointed to the ABC Board of Directors for a three year term. He was also a member of the ABC National Diversity Committee. Additionally, Jeff has been a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Safety Committee for the past four years. Jeff attended Keene State College in Keene, NH, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, and New England College in Henniker, NH. He is a fanatical cook and especially loves smoking meats and improving on the flavor of his creations. If he’s not cooking, he’s most likely out golfing or hunting on the weekends. Jeff is also an avid volunteer with organizations such as the Joe Butcher Blues Fest, Second Harvest Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, and Agrace.