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COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Environmental Health & Safety is working in partnership with the Return to Campus Training Team to provide additional Health and Safety Resources to our campus community. Please review the following resources as well the University’s COVID-19 Information Page for the latest information.

Do You Need Face Coverings, Hand Sanitizer, Gloves, or Sanitizing Spray?

Facilities Services manages requests for supplies such as face coverings, hand sanitizer, gloves, or sanitizing spray. Unit business managers can request supplies for their area.

Safety Guides

Safety supplements to the University’s Return to Campus training includes the following topics:

Safe Use of Face Coverings

Employee safety steps to follow when selecting, wearing and laundering a cloth face covering. (includes some laboratory guidance)

Safe Use of Face Shields

Employee safety steps to follow when selecting and cleaning/disinfecting face shields

Disinfecting Work Areas and Equipment

Employee safety steps to follow when disinfecting work areas and equipment

Please note: Facilities Services will take care of those areas outside of your personal work station. e.g. light switches, door knobs, doors, common areas, bathrooms, etc.

Safe Use of Hand Sanitizer

Employee safety guidance when applying hand sanitizer and filling containers

Please review these for further guidance. Remember, that material may be updated as new information and guidance becomes available.


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