Coronavirus risk analysis tool for different occupations

Support provided by British Occupational Hygiene Society

What does this involve?

At a time where there is increasing focus on controlling the spread of infection in public, the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has created a risk analysis tool to be used by occupational hygienists, employers and others to focus on the most appropriate measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading in the workplace.

BOHS is the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection and a leading scientific voice on the prevention of exposures to health hazards at work. They have worked together with academics and industry experts to develop this tool.

The tool takes the form of a risk matrix, which presents the level of risk for different types of occupation based on a variety of factors, and also provides a breakdown of the most appropriate control measures to reduce the risk of infection.

Originally intended to help protect key workers, it can also be used to identify the risk level and most useful safety measures for a wider range of occupations.

Given the variety and complexity of workplaces, the matrix provides a baseline set of measures, risk evaluation, and occupational types to help decision-makers make balanced decisions and decide what are the reasonable precautions.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Occupational hygienists, employers or anyone tasked with performing a coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment in the workplace and identifying safety measures to put in place.

How long does this take?

You can read the information provided by the tool at your own pace.

Next steps

Visit the BOHS website for more information and to access the tool.

Support provided by British Occupational Hygiene Society

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