Oct 4, 2017

New Fact Sheets Available on Protecting Workers in Laboratories and Shipyards

Two new OSHA fact sheets provide information on assessing and preventing hazards in specific worksites.

  • Preventing and Managing Laboratory Worker Exposure to Zika Virus provides guidance on protecting workers in biomedical laboratories from infection by the virus. It includes information on performing risk assessments and standard biosafety practices for laboratory work involving pathogens.
  • Evaluating Shipyard Competent Person Programs is aimed at protecting shipyard workers from exposure to dangerous atmospheres, particularly in or around confined and/or enclosed spaces aboard vessels. The fact sheet offers guidance on determining the necessary qualifications of experts who must be employed to determine whether a confined space is safe for workers and prescribe protective measures.