Protect Workers

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is primarily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. 

Workers in high-density settings in which workers are in the workplace for long time periods (e.g., for 8-12 hours per shift), and have prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with coworkers may be at increased risk for exposure to SARS-CoV-2. 

Other distinctive factors that may increase risk for transmission among these workers include: sharing transportation such as ride-share vans or shuttle vehicles, car-pools, and public transportation; frequent contact with fellow workers in community settings in areas where there is ongoing community transmission; and shared or congregate housing such as dormitories. 

Promotion of OSH Occupational Safety and Health Measures could help reduce new cases of Infection among workers