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Safety Alert for Restaurant, Food and Beverage Businesses

"OSHA has issued an alert with safety tips for restaurant, and food and beverage businesses to protect their workers from coronavirus exposure while they provide curbside pickup and takeout service.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."



"OSHA recommends these businesses implement the following:

Reserve parking spaces near the front door for curbside pickup only;

Avoid direct hand-off, when possible;

Display a door or sidewalk sign with the services available (e.g., take-out, curbside), instructions for pickup, and hours of operation;

Practice sensible social distancing by maintaining 6 feet between co-workers and customers. Mark 6-foot distances with floor tape in pickup lines, encourage customers to pay ahead of time by phone or online, temporarily move workstations to create more distance and install plexiglass partitions, if feasible.

Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus

Provide a place to wash hands and alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol.

Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns..."


This new alert is available in English and Spanish. You can find the alert along with other helpful links and resources here!

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