The new coronavirus, originally known as 2019-nCoV, was first detected in Wuhan City in China’s Hubei Province and continues to spread. In February, WHO announced an official name for the disease that is causing the outbreak: COVID-19.

Resources that industrial hygienists and other occupational health and safety professionals may find useful during the coronavirus outbreak are collected on this page. The information will be updated as needed.

Novel Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • OSHA’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus page includes links to sources on hazard recognition, relevant OSHA standards, medical information, and control and prevention.
  • 1910.134 App D - (Mandatory) Information for Employees Using Respirators When not Required Under Standard
World Health Organization:
  • WHO’s Novel Coronavirus page is the source for daily updates to the official statistics concerning the size of the outbreak and countries affected.
AIHA Resources:
  • The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic provides guidance for industrial hygienists on protecting general workers, healthcare workers, and management to protect workers in a flu pandemic.
  • Incident Safety and Health Management Handbook addresses planning and execution during various disasters response operations. It provides technical information on air monitoring, respiratory protection, and personal protective equipment, and offers guidelines for an effective response to an all-hazards threat environment.
Other Resources:

Please read the Appeal for Altruistic and Humanitarian Donations from Laurence Svirchev, CIH, MA, BSc, who serves as ambassador to China for AIHA’s International Affairs Committee.

3M facilitates the following options for donating to response efforts:

  • Contribute to Direct Relief, a 3M humanitarian aid partner.
  • Contribute to charities in China through 3M's global grantmaking partner GlobalGiving.