Employers Must Develop COVID-19 Contingency Plans in Puerto Rico

Employers with operations in Puerto Rico may wish to review a new memorandum issued this week by Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Labor and Human Resources, Briseida Torres Reyes. The memorandum briefly reviews OSHA requirements relating to COVID-19 before articulating the elements of a contingency plan that employers are expected to create to address COVID-19 in the workplace. Among the required elements of the plan are detailing the screening and monitoring process that will be used before employees enter the workplace, a description of processes to be used for cleaning and disinfecting the workplace, and hygiene related resources, such as provision of hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap.   


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