Planning for Potential Exposure Copy
If an employee shows signs of COVID-19 at your worksite, what processes and policies will you implement to protect yourself and your employees? In this lesson, we will discuss how to manage a medical emergency at work. OSHA requires you to have your procedures documented on your COVID-19 prevention plan (CPP), so make sure to review your template and write in your plans and processes.
Pro tip: If a person displays signs and symptoms of COVID–19, utilize an engineering control, such as isolating the person away from others or offering the patient a face covering. The mask will not pose a risk to their airway or breathing.
Industry expert, Pamela Isom, will share how to apply controls and best practices in this lesson’s video.
Watch the video:
If an employee in your office or at your job site has a medical emergency and displaying symptoms of COVID-19:
- Call 9-1-1 if the person is having signs of difficulty in breathing.
- Implement engineering controls while waiting for 9-1-1.
- Everyone, including the sick employee, must wear face coverings.
- Communicate the current symptoms of your sick employee to 9-1-1.
- Insert how you will manage a medical emergency into your CPP.
Course workbook: Complete the handling unwell staff assessment on pages 28 and 29 on your course workbook.
Review and complete the Handling Unwell Staff section on page 28 on your COVID-19 Prevention Plan Template.