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Protecting Workers from COVID-19

The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) has been tracking information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it pertains to protecting workers involved in emergency response and cleanup activities performed in the United States. This page contains health and safety resources for workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Training Resources

The National Clearinghouse creates training tools to aid in the development of awareness-level courses or other awareness-level materials. These tools provide health and safety guidance to workers who work in industries with the potential for exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning much about it, including how it spreads. This Training Tool will be updated with new information as the situation evolves.

COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Mental health and Substance Use, Workplace Solutions

This awareness level training program may be used to update existing opioid, resilience, or COVID-19 training, or as a stand-alone program.

General Awareness Training Tool

In English:

En Español:

Building Programs to Protect Workers Training Tool (replaces the Essential and Returning Workers Training Tool)

In English:

En Español:

Essential and Returning Workers Training Tool (original April 2020 content)

In Chinese (Simplified):

In Vietnamese:

COVID-19 Toolbox

WTP Grant Recipient Resources

WTP Webinars and Presentations

WTP Technical Workshops

Federal Links and Documents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

State/Local Links and Documents

Please refer to your local and state Department of Health for additional state-specific guidance on COVID-19.

Other Links and Documents

General Information

Research Articles and Reports



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