OSHA ALERT

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.