Risk Matrix

Work Activity Risk Levels and Precautions

Exposure to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in occupational settings depends on several factors, such as the duration and frequency of work in close proximity to others. Certain work activities inherently require more than one employee to work within close proximity, and additional measures to prevent exposure may be required. The table below categorizes the work risk levels and is intended to assist supervisors in determining necessary controls. NOTE: Maximizing physical distancing continues to be the most effective method to eliminate close contact risks. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) does not take the place of primary protective strategies, including physical distancing, hand hygiene, and staying at home when sick, but rather is another layer of prevention.

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