U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC): For authoritative information and resources on COVID-19, including situation reports, guidance, and more, visit U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) website and CISA.gov/coronavirus.
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html and their infographics for employers: Link
OSHA Guidance – Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
National Institute of Health's Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace Training Materials: tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker
NIOSH Guidance on Coronavirus in Workplaces: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/2019_ncov.html
National Safety Council (NSC) echoes recommendations from OSHA and CDC, which include:
- Practice proper infection control and sterilization measures
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick, and see a doctor immediately to be evaluated for COVID-19
- If a worker becomes infected, insist that he or she fully recovers before returning to work.
Utility & Operator Resources:
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)’s Guidance to State Pipeline Safety Program Directors: PHMSA_Guidance_to_States_Partners_Regarding_COVID19_.pdf
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)’s Notice of Stay of Enforcement and Notice of Enforcement Discretion: PHMSA_Notice_on_Enforcement.pdf
Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council's Assessing and Mitigating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): APGA staff is participating on calls with both industry and government partners through the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council (ONG SCC) and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). The focus is to ensure consistency among utility response and activities, such as accessing customer homes, as well as to inform the government on company efforts and any needs. Check out this updated Resource Guide developed in collaboration with the ESCC.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
API Pandemic Planning Guide: https://www.api.org/~/media/Files/EHS/Process-Safety/API-PandemicGuide-2016.pdf
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Memo on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response: Read here
Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA)'s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/19/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-eligible-emergency-protective-measures
- NFPA 1600®, Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management, is the recognized National Preparedness Standard®, offering vital information on conducting risk assessments, business impact analysis, capabilities, needs assessments, and developing emergency and recovery plans for myriad events including pandemic.
- NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, is an indispensable resource for healthcare decision-makers, offering essential safety information and requirements for emergency planning, isolation spaces, infection control, IT and data infrastructure, and many other relevant topics.
- NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing and Ensembles for Emergency Medical Operations, provides requirements for the clothing and certain respiratory devices used not only by on-scene first responders but also by first receiver health care workers at facilities where treatment will be rendered.
- NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program, provides the minimum requirements for infection control programs to help identify and limit the potential of an infectious exposure to fire department members as well as other first responders during the performance of their assigned duties and within the responder working and living environment.
- You can also find more information on this subject in this recently posted blog Organizational Planning Tips for Pandemic Preparedness from NFPA.
National Conference of State Legislatures: State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-quarantine-and-isolation-statutes.aspx