Homemade Masks in the Workplace

Woman making homemade masks on sewing machine
MEMIC is continuing to help employers work safely through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are direct links to resources you can use to help keep you and your employees safe.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently recommended the use of cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. 
Homemade masks do not qualify as either surgical masks or respirators and employers must assure workers understand limitations and proper use of homemade masks if worn at work to prevent the spread of the virus.
As employees and employers continue to implement new work measures, homemade masks present unique challenges. Please use the following resource to assist in addressing your workplace safety issues that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of homemade masks.
If you have specific questions, contact your assigned MEMIC Loss Control contact.

Employers Guide to Homemade Masks in the Workplace

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