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Utah Labor Commission issues guidance to employers to protect staff who are high risk for COVID-19

Check lists to help employers
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Posted at 11:13 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 13:13:58-04

With Governor Gary Herbert's Executive Order that Utah move from high-risk (red) to moderate-risk (orange) health guidelines on Friday, it is expected that more employees will be returning to the workplace.

This return of the workforce will include individuals at higher-risk of severe illness under the CDC COVID-19 and Utah Department of Health definitions.

To help employers protect high-risk staff from exposure in the workplace and stay healthy, the Utah Labor Commission issued recommendations to reduce the risk of infection.

The document includes both general and industry-specific guidance developed with input from occupational safety professionals, WCF Insurance, employers and the Utah Department of Health.

The document includes checklists to assist employers in developing workplace safety precautions to specifically protect high-risk employees.

Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (UOSH) personnel are available to answer questions and provide guidance to employers in implementing these precautions.

For more information, visit the Utah Labor Commission website, the state's main coronavirus website, or call UOSH Consultation at 801-530-6855.