Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Wisconsin Safety Council continue to monitor the situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in contact with members, national partners and government agencies.

What is COVID-19?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm), people who have confirmed COVID-19 infections have a range of symptoms, from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Please see the below resources relating to the virus:

Returning to Work: 8 Steps to Keep Employees Safe

Wisconsin Safety Council recently released a set of guidelines and best practices for businesses as they begin to reopen. This publication is meant to summarize guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Safety Council (NSC) on how to safely open and operate businesses.

With the state Supreme Court striking down the state’s Safer at Home order, these guidelines and best practices can serve as a reference for employers looking to open safely.

Click here to read the publication.

National Safety Council Resources: 

Infographics for Employers

Keeping the Workplace Safe – download graphic here

Keeping Commercial Establishments Safe – download graphic here

Handwashing Handout – download graphic here

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 – download graphic here

Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic (CDC Reopening Guidelines) – download graphic here

DHS Guidance for Keeping the Workplace Safe:

View the guidance here. 

WEDC Business Reopening Safety Guidelines

Wisconsin Safety Council