COVID-19: OSHA/FDA Checklist to Protect Food Industry Employees

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Food and Drug Administration jointly published a checklist for protecting food industry employees from COVID-19.
The checklist is intended for persons growing, harvesting, packing, manufacturing, processing or holding human and animal food regulated by the FDA. The checklist includes the following considerations:
  • Ensure employee health and a safe workplace;
  • Investigate exposure and determine when an employee should be tested for the coronavirus; and
  • Configure the work environment to help minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus among workers.
As a reminder, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have previously published guidance for protecting workers in the agriculture and meat and poultry processing industries from COVID-19.
For further information and resources about the coronavirus disease, please visit OSHA’s coronavirus webpage.