According to a News Release dated 11/09/09, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (“OSHA”) has issued commonsense fact sheets that employers and workers can use to promote safety during the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The fact sheets inform employers and workers about ways to reduce the risk of exposure to the 2009 H1N1 virus at work. Separate fact sheets for health care workers, who carry out tasks and activities that require close contact with 2009 H1N1 patients, contain additional precautions.
These facts sheets are available on OSHA’s “Workplace Safety and H1N1” web site. The News Release says that, as new information about the 2009 H1N1 virus becomes available, the fact sheets will be updated, and invites employers and workers to visit the web site often to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information.