Grocery stores and supermarkets have been designated as essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date cashiers have seen little in the way of job or workstation redesign to protect them from the virus. The Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) is releasing the following guidance to improve working conditions for these frontline workers while at the same time reducing the risk of community spread. WNYCOSH would like to recognize that Wegmans’ has already implemented our first recommendation for businesses across all of their stores. It is incumbent that these changes be made to reduce the risks of community spread and worker exposure.
WNYCOSH Staff are working from home in compliance with NYS requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information or assistance contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at the WNYCOSH Worker Center Hotline at 716.206.3550. Calls will be returned within an hour during normal business hours.