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, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the virus "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2," or SARS-CoV-2, due to its genetic relationship to the virus that caused the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The official name for the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is 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.

Free Resources

COVID-19 Resources from AIHA

AIHA is providing the following resources, created and vetted by the AIHA member community, for public use during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidance Document

COVID-19 Professional Cleaning and Restoration Industry (5th Edition)

A joint publication by the RIA, IICRC, and AIHA, this guidance document is for those in the restoration industry as clients continue to turn to these professionals to assist in properly responding during the differing phases - including business re-opening - of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Infographic & White Paper

Occupational Safety and Health Guide for Surface Disinfection Practices using Germicidal Ultraviolet Radiation

This infographic & white paper addresses interest in expanding the use of germicidal UV technology to such areas as office building, hotel, retail, or school ventilation systems, and public transportation vehicles such as subway cars and city buses.

INFOGRAPHIC: Know Your Risk During COVID-19

The Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases recently put out a simple infographic guide to help people make educated choices regarding types of activities during the current pandemic.

Face Coverings, Masks, & Respirators: Know the Difference

The U.S. Army has produced a simple guide to PPE and priority of usage, including risk factors, limitations, and general guidelines. This PDF is available for widespread distribution and is based on information provided by the CDC.

National Safety Council launches SAFER Task Force

AIHA is proud to be a member of this task force, a multifaceted effort to help employers create safe workspaces in a post-coronavirus world.

Respirator Fit Testing

Find a consultant who can perform proper respirator fit-testing from our 2020 Consultants Listing


The National Institutes of Health now has a Coronavirus research database: LitCovid. This is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus and is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to more than 1,300 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Novel Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Other Resources

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

The JOEH is published in both print and online to enhance the knowledge and practice of occupational and environmental hygiene and safety, advancing and protecting worker health worldwide.