Cross-contamination is the process by which pathogens are unintentionally transferred between surfaces or individuals, with harmful consequences. The cross-contamination of hi-touch surfaces and between individuals has been identified as a key factor in community spread of the virus that results in COVID-19.
For essential businesses currently working, and other businesses that are planning to reopen, understanding how the coronavirus spreads is critical. Establishing specific procedures to prevent transmission by cross-contamination is key to maintaining a workplace that’s free from this recognizable hazard.
Preventing cross-contamination must be integrated into new safe work practices as employees and employers continue to assess hazards and exposures in the workplace. Please consult the following resources to assist you with addressing cross-contamination and other issues relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic:
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