Coronavirus in Manufacturing: 3 reliable guides to help you dealing with Covid-19 (and keep people healthy)

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

This is a quick post. We’ve been seen a lot of companies having problems dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak. And we are here trying to make our part in this difficult time, providing reliable information. 

After the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared pandemic status for Covid-19, many companies are already feeling the impact. And of course, the manufacturing industry has been affected by this crisis.

Far beyond the economic impacts mentioned in the news, the most important thing is to take care of people’s health, whether in the factory, the office or home.

That’s why we’ve selected 3 links from trustworthy sources to help you spread important information in your company on how to keep people healthy (or how to act in case someone tests positive for Coronavirus).

We really hope that the guides can be relevant for you, your team, co-workers, and relatives.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (by CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a major document on this matter, and will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

CDC has been working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19. Much is unknown about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.

The guide provides information on how to ensure the health of people in a working environment, as well as the main measures to be taken if someone becomes ill.

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 – CDC

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (by WHO)

On this website, you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The content helps people and companies to get relevant information about the crisis.

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. California State Government has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.

“To protect workers and prevent exposure to the virus, employers must develop and maintain the required programs and plans for their facility or operation”.

Click here and get access to the guide

More helpful links and sites

Travel measures 

Steps to Prevent Illness

Working (remotely)  in a coronavirus world