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Emerging issue: COVID-19 exposure in workplace common areas

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Alberta OHS incident monitoring shows an emerging trend for COVID-19 exposure related to the failure of controls in workplace common areas.

COVID-19 exposure in oral healthcare settings can increase:

  • with failure to follow rules, procedures and guidance related to COVID-19 protection,
  • when a control is removed (e.g. removing a mask to eat or change clothes),
  • in common areas, including lunch/break rooms, locker rooms and showers, and
  • when cleaning and disinfecting protocols are inadequate.e entire Alberta OHS bulletin:

To read the entire Alberta OHS bulletin click here.

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