Return to Work Guidance Checklist

Review OSHA COVID-19 for more information on how to protect workers from potential exposures and guidance for employers, including steps to take for jobs according to exposure risk

Reference Links:
OSHA COVID 19 page-

Guidance for Employers -

Identify a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the workplace

Set policies and procedures related to illness, cleaning and disinfecting, and work meetings and travel

Practice social distancing by implementing measures such as floor tape demarcation of six-foot distances in checkout lines

Consider stalling plexiglass partitions

Provide workers and customers with tissues and trash receptacles.

Train workers in proper hygiene practices and the use of workplace controls

Sending communications to remind employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) that they should notify their supervisors and stay home

Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs

Cross-train employees to perform essential functions so the workplace can operate even if key employees are absent

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.