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Top Ten Practices to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus in the Workplace

Every workplace can take the initiative and follow these infection prevention measures to protect workers.

Whether you have five or 50 employees, keep them safe. Cragin & Pike is here to help you navigate these new waters. Allow us to be your advocate, champion, and consultant as we all begin to define a “new normal” for business.

The #1 rule is to encourage workers to stay home if sick or showing symptoms.

#2 Wearing masks is important respiratory etiquette, to help with covering coughs and sneezes.

#3 Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol.

#4 Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible.

#5 Establish flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible.

#6 Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment.

#7 Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment.

#8 Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.

#9 Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use of all cleaning and disinfection products.

#10 Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.

For more information and resources on COVID19 prevention, visit or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).