6 OSHA tips to protect nursing home, long-term care facility workers from COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an alert May 14 providing tips on how to help protect nursing home and long-term care facility workers from exposure to COVID-19. 

Here are six tips from the OSHA alert:

1. Stagger employee breaks.

2. Update resident visitation policies based on the latest CDC guidance.

3. Ask visitors to notify the facility if they experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within two weeks of their visit.

4. Encourage sick workers to stay home.

5. Show workers how to protect residents and themselves from exposure to COVID-19.

6. Regularly screen residents and workers for symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.

Read all of OSHA's tips here

 

More articles on human resources:
Connecticut health network, union spar over COVID-19 response
Tentative pact avoids strike by Illinois nursing home workers
Judge dismisses union lawsuit against Montefiore over working conditions

 

 

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers