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.
- 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