Preparing the Building: Worker Safety

Anyone preparing a building after a period of reduced inactivity due to COVID-19 should be

provided with:

• Appropriate PPE (such as masks, gloves, eye protection and coveralls)

• Training in fitting, wearing and using PPE as well as safe removal, sanitizing and disposal

• Requirements for hand washing and social distancing

• PPE can also protect workers against exposure to dust, allergens and other contaminates

that may have been introduced during the inactive period

• After use, workers should dispose of PPE designed for single use

• After removing PPE, staff should wash their hands immediately, adhering to WHO


• Some face masks may be designed for single use only and should be disposed of safely

after use

• Follow all applicable safety practices, referring to existing regulatory requirements, policies,

procedures and risk assessments

• Consider any changes that may be necessary as a result of COVID-19 mitigation within the


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