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Maintaining Workplace Safety During the Pandemic

Even as some stay-at-home orders and restrictions have lifted, daily operations are not necessarily “business as usual,” are they? With the continued spike of COVID-19 numbers, along with warnings to be prepared for a second wave of COVID-19 cases, we have some recommendations on how to maintain safety in your workplace, along with suggestions on communicating with your employees.

Maintaining workplace safety is crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19 at your organization, and will continue to be key in protecting your organization against a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

There are a number of OSHA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) workplace controls to consider if your risk assessment determines that COVID-19 poses a threat to your employees or customers.

Click here for the full article that offers advice on implementing the following recommendations:

  • Administrative controls
  • Utilize PPE
  • Consider engineering controls
  • Screen employees before they enter the building
  • Be adaptable
  • Create a dialogue with vendors and partners
  • Encourage social distancing
  • Manage the different risk levels of your employees
  • Separate sick employees
  • Support respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning and disinfection