COVID-19 Information and Resources

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, its impact on the poultry industry and the United States as a whole. The following resources have been vetted by USPOULTRY and made available to connect our members with information on the current situation, emergency planning tools and recommended control measures. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Last Update: 8-9-2021

Occupational Health and Safety References for Response to COVID-19

CDC, NIOSH Resources
In response to COVID-19, CDC is operationalizing all of its pandemic preparedness and response plans, working on multiple fronts to meet these goals, including specific measures to prepare communities to respond to local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

CDC recently updated the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to provide updated information on cleaning and disinfection, best practices for conducting social distancing, and strategies and recommendations that can be implemented now to respond to COVID-19. OSHA released additional guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 in Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

Additional resources include:

To stay up to date on the response, please visit the COVID-19 web page

Additionally, guidance and recommendations were included for personal protective equipment. The NIOSH also published a list of approved N95 respirators, as well as infographics, factsheets and FAQs.

PPE Resources:

N-95 Respirators Resources:

Instructions on putting on and fitting respirators:

Wage and Hour - Department of Labor

FMCSA Resources

OSHA Resources

The OSHA published a document titled "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19." This document includes information on how workplaces will be affected by absenteeism, change in commerce patterns, and interruptions in supply and delivery.

Additionally, guidelines are provided for employers to develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan to address the level of risk at worksites (e.g. sources of exposure for workers).
Jobs are also classified by level of exposure risk. These sections include specific measures that employers and workers can take to protect themselves.
Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 Control and Prevention
OSHA STate Plan LInks
Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Enforcement Guidance for the Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers That They Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic
Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New OSHA Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus - English PDF - Spanish PDF
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19
Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Discretion in Enforcement When Considering an Employer's Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
OSHA COVID-19 Resources Update - 4-21-20
Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers
Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
OSHA Statement of Enforcement for Meat and Processing Facilities
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes 11 New Translations of OSHA Poster to Help Prevent Workplace Coronavirus Exposure
Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources - Updated 5-26-20
9 Steps to Reducing Worker Exposure to COVID-19 in Meat, Poultry, and Pork Processing and Packaging Facilities
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources Update 8-3-20
OSHA and FDA Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
OSHA Updated Workplace COVID-19 Resources - 9-15-20
OSHA COVID-19 Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings in Indoor Heat
OSHA COVID-19 Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings in Outdoor Heat
OSHA FAQ on the Effectiveness of N95 Respirators
Lessons Learned - Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections
COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace
OSHA COVID Citations Guidance
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources 12-1-20
OSHA Workplace COVID-19 Resources -3-4-21
OSHA National Emphasis Program
OSHA Updated COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Response Plan Memo
Safe and Proper Sharps Disposal During the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign - Download Flyer
Strategies for Sharps Disposal Container Use During Supply Shortages - Download Flyer
Preventing Needlestick Injuries at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Workplace COVID-19 Resources 8-2-21
OSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) COVID-19 Issued 7-7-2021
Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

Occupational Health Nurses Resources

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