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New OSHA Guidance for the Service Industry

October 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor through the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the following helpful guidance for service industry employers—

COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants Resuming Dine-In Service

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Comply with state & local occupancy restrictions
  • Require staff to wear face coverings
  • Increase cleaning & disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces
  • Wash, rinse & sanitize dishware, utensils & beverage equipment after each use
  • Maintain 6’ distance from others
  • Avoid direct hand-to-hand contact when possible
  • Use mobile ordering, text on arrival for serving & contactless payment options when feasible
  • Report health & safety concerns to a supervisor


Flyers with this information are available in English & Spanish

Steps to Protect Cleaning Staff During COVID-19

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear a face covering
  • Avoid dry sweeping if feasible
  • Wear disposable gloves
  • Wipe equipment before & after use
  • Use EPA-approved disinfectants or cleaning chemicals
  • Use the warmest water level that is safe
  • Dry laundry completely
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Maintain 6’ distance from others
  • Wash clothes as soon as possible when returning home
  • Report health & safety concerns to a supervisor

Flyers with this information are available in English & Spanish

COVID-19 Guidance for In-Home Repair Services

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Inquire if anyone in the home is sick prior to arrival
  • When possible delay non-emergency work in the homes of symptomatic individuals
  • Encourage the use of face coverings for in-home visits
  • Wear gloves and use disinfectants/sanitizers
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Maintain 6’ distance from others
  • Use walls, closed doors or plastic sheeting to separate workers & occupants
  • Regularly clean & disinfect tools and equipment with EPA-approved chemicals
  • Avoid sharing tools & equipment when possible
    Report health & safety concerns to a supervisor

Flyers with this information are available in English & Spanish

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