In this COVID-19 pandemic, protecting worker health is central to protecting public health.
All workers who are on the job during this pandemic, from frontline health care workers and emergency responders, to those working in supermarkets, delivery, pharmacies, factories, transportation, sanitation, and all other essential workplaces, must be protected from disease transmission. This in turn will protect the public.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , we know that COVID-19 is generally thought to be transmitted by respiratory droplets from infected persons, especially when they cough or sneeze.These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. People can transmit the virus even if they are not showing any symptoms. CDC also states that people may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
OSHA has not issued any enforceable COVID-19-specific requirements on practices and policies that employers must implement to protect workers. Further, it is not doing any on-site inspections or enforcement when workers reach out to the agency with pleas for help to get their employer to implement procedures to keep them safe during the pandemic.
The Procuro PIMM Health Check APP provides a non-intrusive way of protecting worker safety in offices, plants, warehouses and retail outlets in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Global Pandemic.