OSHA Issues Additional Guidance Regarding Curbside and Takeout Service Amid COVID-19

Miller & Martin PLLC Alerts | May 04, 2020

On May 1, 2020, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued additional guidance applicable to Restaurant and Food and Beverage businesses which are providing curbside pick up and take out service. Among those recommendations are the following:

  • Reserve parking spaces near the front door of the business for curbside pick up only
  • Avoid direct hand-off contact when possible
  • Display a door or sidewalk sign with the services available, such as takeout or curbside, with instructions for pick up and hours of operation
  • Practice sensible social distancing by maintaining 6 feet between co-workers and customers
  • Mark six-foot distances with floor tape in pickup lines, and encourage customers to pay ahead of time by phone or online
  • Temporarily move workstations to create more distance and install plexiglass partitions, if feasible
  • Allow workers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus
  • Provide a place to wash hands and alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns

Contact an attorney with Miller & Martin's Workplace Environmental, Health and Safety/OSHA practice group to discuss your specific questions.

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