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Itasca, IL – Since our last statement on Jan. 31, the National Safety Council has continued to follow the data about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. NSC urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission. Workplace illness prevention training is imperative for all employees.
NSC applauds Congress for passing an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill today, March 5. We urge the government to stay vigilant and take additional steps if appropriate.
In relation to COVID-19, NSC echoes recommendations from OSHA and CDC, which include:
At this time, the National Safety Council is proceeding with its Northeast Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh March 11-13 as planned. We will continue to follow all government updates, guidance and reports, as well as local officials’ and health departments’ reports. If we have any updates to our status, we will post the latest information here.
The safety of workers is employers’ most vital task. For more information on preventing COVID-19, go to cdc.gov, OSHA.gov and who.int.
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