COVID-19 Guidance for Ride-share, Taxi, and Car Service Workers.
OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to help keep workers safe. If you are in the car service industry (ride-share, taxi, and other car services), the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the corona-virus. Encourage drivers to stay home if they are sick. Ensure vehicle door handles and inside surfaces are routinely cleaned and disinfected with Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the corona-virus. Advise drivers to lower vehicle windows to increase airflow. Allow drivers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent spread of the virus, and ask customers to do the same. Provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol for both drivers and customers. Provide drivers with disposable towels and Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals from List N or that have label claims against the corona virus for disinfecting surfaces. Provide drivers and customers with tissues and trash receptacles. Limit the number of passengers drivers can transport at a single time, and install plexiglass partitions between driver and passenger compartments where possible. Encourage drivers to report any safety and health concerns. For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). OSHA issues alerts to draw attention to worker safety and health issues and solutions.