Workplace Posters: Employee Rights & Information
According to the Department of Labor (DOL) requirements for posting updates stemming from COVID-19 (coronavirus) went into effect on April 1, 2020. New posters have been created for employers to post in their facilities and, like all other DOL workplace posters, they should be posted in a conspicuous place. Additionally, because so many organizations have implemented a remote work and telecommuting policy, the DOL is recommending employers to send these new policies via email or to add them to the organization's intranet for employees to reference.
Organizations are required to share new policies with all current employees. You can learn more about these requirements here.
Free DOL Posters For Business Owners
We've provided you with easy access to the required DOL documents below. All you have to do is download and print the posters provided. Or, if you would rather have your posters professionally printed, the DOL is allowing employers to order these resources online as well.
The DOL has also provided an extensive FAQ for employers looking for guidance on how to share this information with their employees.
Free OSHA Poster For Business Owners
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also provided a great resource to share with your employees concerning the "Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take To Reduce Risk Of Exposure To Coronavirus." This resource outlines the 10 steps as:
- Encourage workers to stay home if sick.
- Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
- Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible.
- Establish flexible worksites (e.g. telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g. staggered shifts) if feasible.
- Discourage workers from using other workers' phones, desks, or other work tools and equipment.
- Regularly clean and disinvest surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment.
- Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved cleaning chemicals with label claims against the coronavirus.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use of all cleaning and disinfection products.
- Encourage workers to report and safety and health concerns.