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Nevada Workplace Safety and COVID-19 Video
Please watch our video regarding workplace safety and COVID-19. Many important sites and PDFs are referenced in this video and the details for them are listed below.
Nevada Specific Details and Information on COVID-19 - Nevada Health Response Website
OSHA Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- OSHA regulations
- The General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, 29 USC 654(a)(1), which requires employers to furnish to each worker “employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” See: www.osha.gov/laws-regs/oshact/completeoshact
- OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) applies to occupational exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious materials that typically do not include respiratory secretions that may transmit COVID-19. However, the provisions of the standard offer a framework that may help control some sources of the virus, including exposures to body fluids such as, respiratory secretions not covered by the standard. See:https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030
- The OSHA COVID-19 webpage provides additional information about OSHA standards and requirements, including requirements in states that operate their own OSHA-approved State Plans, recordkeeping requirements and injury/illness recording criteria, and applications of standards related to sanitation and communication of risks related to hazardous chemicals that may be in common sanitizers and sterilizers. See the OSHA standards on our resources page. See: www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html