Tuesday, October 20, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on how N95 respirators effectively protect wearers from coronavirus exposure. OSHA is aware of incorrect claims stating that N95 respirator filters do not capture particles as small as the virus that causes the coronavirus. OSHA’s new FAQ explains why an N95 respirator is effective at protecting users from the virus.

Visit OSHA’s coronavirus webpage frequently for updates. For further information about the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pandemic Response

Healthcare worker wearing face mask 

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program in New Jersey inspected masks, safety glasses and other PPE to help protect frontline workers.

COVID-19 Resources

OSHA Issued New Guidance on Fit Testing

OSHA issued new guidance on fit testing for  tight-fitting powered air-purifying respirators during the pandemic. 


Photo of a healthcare worker wearing PAPR

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued temporary guidance for enforcing initial and annual fit-testing requirements related to tight-fitting powered air-purifying respirators. The action marks the Department’s latest step to ensure the availability of respirators and follows President Donald J. Trump’s Memorandum on Making General Use Respirators Available

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Coronavirus Resources

Worker wearing face mask outdoorsOSHA has resources on using cloth face coverings while working in hot and humid conditions indoors and outdoors.

Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness MonthEmployers should ensure that they have a plan to respond to a natural disaster or other emergencies in the workplace.

Printed Coronavirus Publications

Illustration of printed OSHA PublicationsFree printed copies of posters and guidance booklets on protecting workers from the coronavirus can be ordered from OSHA’s publications page.

Coronavirus Response

Logos of the FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationOSHA and the Food and Drug Administration developed a checklist to help protect food industry workers during the pandemic.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Fraudulent OSHA Outreach Cards

Recently we’ve come across fraudulent 30-hr Construction cards. When the QR Code is scanned you land on site aotc.sph.rutgers-edu.org which verify fraudulent cards (image below). Rather than use the QR Codes to verify training, please encourage your stakeholders to go directly to the Rutgers School of Public Health’s website to verify cards- http://aotc.sph.rutgers.edu

(Fraudulent Document)

Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness MonthEmployers should ensure that they have a plan to respond to a natural disaster or other emergencies in the workplace.