COVID-19 resources

As a valued partner of SFM, we know that you look to us for expertise and answers. Like many other organizations involved in keeping our communities safe, we at SFM have been keenly following the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Your work comp experts at SFM are prepared as always to address your questions as they arise, including concerns regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 on your workforce and its relationship to workers’ compensation.​

We compiled this list of COVID-19 resources relating to workers' compensation and will add to the list over time.

Statement on helping employers navigate COVID-19 challenges

 

COVID-19 related blog posts

COVID-19 workplace safety

Guidance on keeping employees safe and healthy is changing

 

FFCRA answers

Answers to common questions on the COVID-19 federal relief law

 

COVID-19 vaccine

Compensability of reactions to a COVID-19 vaccine

 

Infectious diseases

Considerations on eligibility of work comp for infectious diseases

 

Chemical safety

How to handle chemicals when disinfecting for COVID-19

 

Business resumption

How to prepare the workplace for return to work after COVID-19

 

Temporary MN law change

COVID-19 presumed work-related for certain jobs in Minnesota

 

Working from home

Answers to work comp liability questions when working from home

 

Ergonomics at home

How to set up a safe, ergonomic workspace at home

 

COVID-19 workers' compensation print resources

COVID-19 back to school poster

COVID-19 getting back to school poster

Tips for when employees and students go back to school during the pandemic.

 

Infectious disease & work comp

Description of the MN workers' comp law changes in place during pandemic.

 

Infectious disease handout

State law addresses how workers' comp benefits apply when illnesses are contracted by or passed among workers.

 

Doffing nitrile golves

Nitrile glove safety handout

Safety talk used to educate employees on the steps to properly remove a pair of nitrile gloves and safely dispose of them.

 

Masks comparison chart handout

Masks comparison chart

Chart comparing the qualities of different kinds of masks, as well as information on mask storage, donning and wear time

 

Working from home resources

Home ergonomics presentation

Presentation that addresses common sources of work at home discomfort, provides education and offers ideas to improve your home work space when working from home during COVID-19.

 

Ergonomic workstation handout

Handout used to illustrate appropriate positions and postures while sitting or standing at a workstation. Gives specifics on angles of worker and equipment.

 

Ergonomic tips for working at home

Home office ergonomic tips

With the COVID-19 outbreak, many employees are working from home for the first time. Follow these tips when setting up your home office with the proper ergonomics in mind.

 

Get up and move poster

This poster illustrates warm-up exercises and stretches that employees can do during breaks. It's recommended to get up at least every hour to move your body, even when working at home.

 

Websites for more information

All SFM COVID-19 print resources

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