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COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees

This document from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) contains recommendations for agricultural employers on how to update their Injury and Illness Prevention Program to include preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Because COVID-19 is widespread in the community, most workplaces must consider the disease a workplace hazard.

Employee Training on COVID-19

Agricultural employers should provide training in a way that is readily understandable by all employees. Employees should be trained on the following topics:

  • What COVID-19 is and how it is spread.
  • Preventing the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek medical attention.
  • The importance of frequent hand-washing with soap and water
  • Safely using cleaners and disinfectants on surfaces and objects
  • Limiting close contact with others as much as possible and maintaining safe physical distancing

Please read the complete document (PDF), which includes procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the worksite and more. For more UMASH resources related to COVID-19, visit

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