The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most disruptive and unprecedented events to occur in modern times. The direction and guidance surrounding the welfare of a business and its employees is constantly evolving – sometimes weekly and often daily. Due to the changing nature of this environment, businesses reviewing, contemplating and implementing policies surrounding worker safety should regularly consult with several critical government and public health protection sources we have listed below for your reference.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The United States health protection agency.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): US Department of Labor is the agency responsible for ensuring safe working conditions.
- State Regulatory Requirements: Individual states update their regulatory requirements relating to the virus on a regular basis. The requirements can vary extensively state to state.
- Legal Counsel: Before implementing any new employment policies, clients should consult with their legal counsel.
These public health protection sources provide critical guidance and direction on a frequent basis – sometimes daily – and should be re-checked often to ensure relevancy for your business. The links below can provide direct access to the updates and in some cases, you can sign up for alerts to receive instant updates in your inbox.
- COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits from CDC. Videos, Social Media, PSAs, Print Resources, Checklists, FAQs, and Web Resources
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions from OSHA
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19). Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease from CDC
- CDC What’s New?
Keeping Your Business Safe: Key Considerations from the CDC and OSHA During COVID-19
Chubb is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus and continually reviewing guidance issued by these government health authorities in order to assist our clients when they need us most.
We understand that there is a significant amount of information that currently exists to guide businesses, therefore we have gone through and compiled topical subject areas below with relevant CDC and OSHA links that are useful for your business now.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Reopening a business relies on public health strategies and so much more – below are guidance materials from the CDC and OSHA for doing so in Public Spaces, Offices, Workplaces, Businesses, and Schools.
- Your Guide to Reopening Your Business
- Facility Guide to Cleaning/Disinfecting Various Surfaces and Areas
Prevention & Symptoms
The critical information your business and employees need to know now about how to protect against, control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- How to Protect Yourself and Others
- Control and Prevention
- Communication Resources – English
- Communication Resources – Spanish
Returning to Work Guidance
Learn more about the steps you can follow to create a safe and healthy workplace for your employees and clients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Returning to Work – OSHA Guidance
- Covid-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings
- COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics. Alerts, Enforcement Guidelines and Industry Guidance (English and Spanish)
- Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
There is more to social distancing than just keeping your distance – find out more about slowing the spread with the helpful tips below from the CDC.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CDC and OSHA Guides to types of PPE equipment available, what is recommended and how to care for and use PPE equipment.
- Personal Protective Equipment: Questions and Answers
- Personal Protective Equipment: Standards, Hazards and Solutions
Top CDC and OSHA resources for how to wear, make and clean cloth face coverings.
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings
- Respiratory Protection Training Videos
- FAQs on Face Coverings, Surgical Masks and Respirators in
With the spread of COVID-19 being a rapidly evolving situation, the severity of the outbreak varies by geographic area. What are the latest travel notices and what should your business be aware of regarding US and International Travel? Find out more here:
During these unsettling times, we want to reinforce our commitment to clients, agents and brokers. Risk Engineering remains available to provide the same level of service you have come to expect.
For more information about protecting your business and its employees, contact your local Chubb Risk Engineer, email us or visit our COVID-19 Resource Page.