FMSHRC's COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) is committed to a high standard for protecting the health and safety of its workforce during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic while continuing the agency’s mission. The guidance and information in this work safety plan supersedes the information in previously published FMSHRC guidance on COVID-19, specifically Opening Up America Again, OMB memo M-20-23, Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again and the July 28, 2020 Covid-19 Return to the Federal Workplace Agency Plan. Additional and supplemental implementation guidance will be provided and considered as necessary. This plan reflects new information and guidance about social or physical distancing, handwashing, face coverings, cleaning, disinfecting, and several other ways to maintain a safe and healthy work environment in all federal workplaces. It will remain in effect throughout the agency’s transition to a return to post-pandemic operations. It will be periodically reviewed and may be updated as necessary to remain current with changing public health conditions and additional guidance from the President’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Office, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).