Last week OSHA issued a fact sheet to assist employers with the prevention of occupational exposure to the Zika virus. While the United States has not seen a Zika virus outbreak, the mosquito types capable of carrying the virus exist in large parts of the United States. With the summer season approaching, employers are more likely to have employees exposed to mosquito bites and thus potentially exposed to Zika and/or other mosquito-borne illnesses.
If you have employees working outdoors, following this guidance will be a good idea. To see the OSHA fact sheet click here.