The Workplace Health and Safety Standards all employers follow

The Workplace Health and Safety Standards all employers follow

The Workplace Health and Safety Standards all employers follow – Executive Order 192 effective November 5, 2020

As of 6 a.m. on November 5, 2020, every business, non-profit, or governmental and educational entity that requires or permits its workforce to be physically present at a worksite must abide by the following requirements, at minimum, to protect employees, customers, and others who come into contact with its operations:

  • Require workers and customers to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another, to the maximum extent possible;
  • Require everyone to wear face masks, except when an employee is at their workstation at least six feet from others, or is alone in a walled space such as an office – Note: employers may be authorized to prevent individuals who refuse to wear a mask from entering the worksite, where such actions are consistent with state and federal law;
  • Provide face masks for their employees **(see below for PPE discount program)
  • Provide approved sanitization materials for employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals;**(see below for PPE discount program)
  • Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide ​employees with sufficient break time for that purpose; 
  • Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines;
  • Prior to each shift, conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment checklists, and/or health questionnaires, consistent with CDC guidance; (Find examples HERE)
  • Do not allow sick employees to enter workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and

Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.

The NJ Small and Micro Business

PPE Access Program

Employers can receive 10-35% discounts on PPE products from trusted retailers

through the New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access Program, all NJ-based businesses and non-profits are eligible for a 10% discount on PPE purchases made through an approved online retailer. Find More Information Here

Small businesses with under 100 employees may be eligible for an additional 25% discount. Find More Information Here