How Manufacturing Industry Workers and Customers Can Protect Themselves From Health Risks

Manufacturing industry workers face unique challenges in navigating ongoing health risks due to close-contact services, the frequent use of shared tools, and potentially air-sealed or confined working spaces. If employees become exposed to a virus or illness like COVID-19, it could cause significant disruption to the supply chain or completion of customer services.

Employers, managers, and employees in the manufacturing industry—including warehouse and logistics companies and small manufacturing, repair, and maintenance shops—must protect themselves against the ongoing health risks associated with their work environment. Meanwhile, customers can also take precautions to limit the spread of illness.

Protecting Against Ongoing Health Risks in Manufacturing Settings

Our Healthier Workplaces guidance documents offer practical advice for how teams can improve their workplace safety and limit the spread of viruses like COVID-19. The guidance borrows from the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice and expert counsel from leading health, government, and manufacturing industry organizations.

In the below “Resources By Type” under “Support Documents,” you will find “Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook” which is relevant to the manufacturing industry.

Additional Safety Resources For Manufacturing Employers

To access more help and resources to understand and avoid the ongoing health risks of manufacturing and supply chain work, we recommend you explore the following resources and networks.

Resources by Type

  • Healthier Workplaces and Schools eBook
    The recent pandemic has taught us many important lessons about the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, RSV, and measles in indoor environments. As a result, we must take advantage of what we have learned to help ensure our places of work are and continue to be safe places for our workers, customers, and communities. Many of the steps you can take to help keep buildings and the people in them safer and healthier are simple and effective and can be adjusted to meet the current situation or infectious disease risk that exists. In this e-book, we will walk you through the different approaches to help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne infectious diseases depending on your workplace setting.

  • Industry Today

  • Manufacturing Digital

  • Supply Chain World