The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued fact sheets that employers and workers can use to promote safety during the current H1N1 influenza outbreak. The fact sheets inform employers and workers about ways to reduce the risk of exposure to the 2009 H1N1 virus at work.

“These fact sheets are tools we have developed to help ensure America’s workers stay healthy and our businesses remain viable,” said Jordan Barab, the agency’s acting assistant secretary. “OSHA’s new fact sheets will help all employers identify appropriate actions to protect their workers.”

OSHA’s “Workplace Safety and H1N1” Web site provides easy-to-understand information appropriate for all workplaces and more extensive guidance for those involved in higher risk healthcare activities.

As new information about the 2009 H1N1 virus becomes available, these workplace fact sheets will be updated. Employers and workers should visit OSHA’s www.osha.gov/h1n1 site often to ensure they have the most up-to-date information when making decisions about their operations and planning.