OSHA recently released a series of suggestions that are to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for workers who perform in-home repair services. These tips are a part of a series of alerts that OSHA has released to provide up-to-date guidance to protect the safety of workers and workplaces in America.

The tips for reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for those who perform in-home repair services are as follows:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Prior to arrival, ask if anyone in the house is experiencing COVID symptoms.
  • Consider delaying non-emergency work if there is someone who has COVID symptoms in your house. However, if the work cannot be delayed, follow all appropriate infection control measures.
  • Wear masks or face coverings for all in-home visits.
  • Avoid shaking hands with customers or other occupants of homes being serviced.
  • Social Distance – maintain at least six feet of distance from co-workers and customer when possible.
  • Separate workers from other occupants of the home being serviced – utilize walls and closed doors or install plastic sheeting to close off areas of the home that are being serviced.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect tools and equipment with cleaning chemicals provided by the EPA from List N or that have label claims against the coronavirus. Avoid sharing tools and equipment whenever possible.
  • Report any safety and health concerns to a supervisor.

For help with OSHA matters, including coronavirus-related citations, please call (312) 894-3322 or fill out our contact form.

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