The document is intended as planning guidance to help employers and workers identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. The guidance is advisory in nature and informational in content. It is not a standard or a regulation, and it neither creates new legal obligations nor alters existing obligations created by OSHA standards or the OSH Act.
On March 19, 2020, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) declared COVID-19 a direct threat under the ADA, which means that a significant risk of substantial harm would be posed by having someone with COVID-19, or symptoms of it, present in the workplace.
The EEOC has also updated its pandemic Guidance (originally issued in 2009, during the spread of H1N1 virus) to include information on COVID-19.
These resources are provided for your convenience, and does not attempt to provide legal advice. Employers are advised to retain counsel from a trusted attorney with experience in employment law, and all materials should be reviewed by an attorney in your state to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
ADA Guidelines - Word | PDF
Job Application - Word | PDF
Job Description - Word | PDF
Employee Handbook - Word | PDF
New Employee Orientation Checklist - Word | PDF
PPE Sign-off - Word | PDF
Incident Report Form - Word | PDF
FirstStep Poster Advisor
This Advisor is designed to help employers comply with the poster requirements of several laws administered by the Department of Labor (DOL)
US Department of Labor - Poster Page
Workplace Poster Requirements for Small Businesses and Other Employers
These links can provide you with information regarding coverage requirements, poster requirements, claim databases, proof of coverage and a variety of other useful resources.
Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Search
Florida's Drug Free Workplace Guide
Do I have to do OSHA Record Keeping?
OSHA Required Posters
Severe Injury Reporting for All Employers
OSHA State Approved Plans Operated by Individual States
Employers who are exempt from OSHA Record Keeping
Tutorial on OSHA Record Keeping
OSHA Record Keeping Forms 300, 300A and 301
OSHA Electronic Reporting required for Employers considered to be high risk
OSHA ITA website for Electronic Reporting
Needle stick and other contaminated sharps injury reporting
DART and Incident Rate Calculator
OSHA recommended practices for a safety and health program
Business and Legal Resources
University of South Florida Safety Writer
Environmental Health and Safety Online
Free Training (computer-based modules)
Missouri Dept of Labor - Safe at Work - free safety resources
National Safety Council
Texas Dept of Insurance – free safety resource
Total Worker Health and the Aging Workforce:
Gas/Gas Can Safety
Lifting & Back Safety: