Personal Health & Safety

Telework Ergonomics

As a result of COVID-19 and such a large portion of the Harvard University community transitioning to remote work, there are challenges in setting up an ergonomically correct remote workstation. To address this concern, EH&S has altered our Ergonomics Program’s resources and services to address the needs of the large new telecommuting workforce.

For ergonomic related assistance or questions, please contact your school/unit Designated Safety Officer (DSO) by filling out an online telecommuting ergonomics request form.

Please visit the Ergonomics Program for more information and resources.

Documents

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD067A

How to properly manage and clean/disinfect shared workspaces, PPE, tools, and equipment to prevent and minimize COVID-19 spread.

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Audience: Managers/Supervisors (Excluding Clinical Operations)

CD Number: CD084B

How to properly manage and clean/disinfect shared workspaces, personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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Audience: Residential Student Housing

CD Number: CD083A

Modified evacuation procedures for COVID-19 as well as cooking fire safety tips to reduce potential fire alarms.

Updated

Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD048A

Frequently asked questions and guidance on COVID-19 risk and safety approaches in buildings and work operations for building managers, operators, and other administrators.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD015B

Assists procurement staff with identifying and purchasing masks across the entire campus. Includes a cloth face coverings supplement on fit and fabric.

The Face Coverings/Masks/Respirators: Selection & Procurement document is currently undergoing revisions. For questions concerning this topic, please contact EH&S directly.

Updated

Audience: Faculty & Staff (Excluding Campus Services)

CD Number: CD060A

Guidance that identifies and describes the general prevention and protection practices for faculty and staff (excluding Campus Services) to minimize the spread of the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

See General Prevention/Protection Practices: Campus Services for Campus Services-specific guidance.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD021B

Guidance for staff who open mail from various locations.

Updated

Audience: Managers/Supervisors

CD Number: CD086B

This document provides interim guidance for supervisors responding to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace. The flowchart includes roles, notifications, and steps to be taken in regard to cleaning and disinfection, communication to staff and building tenants, and handling related absences following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Updated

Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD044B

Reusable safety glasses, goggles, and face shield information.

Updated

Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD002B

Guidelines for shared kitchens/kitchenettes that remain open and accessible to residents/building tenants. These guidelines help users minimize the risk of cross-contamination and viral transmission.

Updated

Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD050B

Information for building occupants who share a kitchen or kitchenette in a non-residential setting.

Updated

Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD064B

Safety and procurement guidance on surface disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Audience: Campus-Wide

CD Number: CD085B

This matrix provides a comprehensive look at regulatory requirements and guidance from Federal, State, and Local government and official University sources to address COVID-19 related topics (face coverings, viral testing, quarantine, etc.) to help guide University planning.

Updated

Audience: Managers & Supervisors

CD Number: CD078B

This tool assists managers and supervisors to identify, evaluate, and adjust their group’s workflow and tasks to be COVID-19 safe.