Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention Program

COSH in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Office of Vector Surveillance and Control and DOHMH’s Occupational Safety and Health Unit established a Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention Program to include emerging mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika virus; and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease.

Guidance Documents and References

The NYC DOHMH Guidance for the Prevention of Vector-Borne diseases in City Workers, the Zika (Vector) Risk Matrix, and the COSH PowerPoint presentation can be used as a reference tool for agencies to update and tailor their Vector-Borne diseases prevention plan including training, by downloading the following documents:

Educational information and West Nile virus and Zika are available on the NYC Information Line by calling 311 and/or on the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Website at:

CDC and OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus