As businesses reopen their doors, there are numerous considerations to ensure a safe working environment for employees.
Prevent the Spread of Illness
- Encourage workers who are sick to stay home.
- Separate symptomatic workers and send them home.
- Conduct health checks before workers enter a building.
Health checks could be temperature readings or screening for symptoms.1
Health checks should be private to maintain employees’ confidentiality.
Provide Protective Equipment
Use protective gear, including:
- Face masks
- Coverings for clothing
Consider providing adequate PPE:
- Ensure workers have the essential coverings
- Assure employees that the office is a clean, healthy place
Tip: Stock up on hand sanitizer and soap!
Maintain Social Distancing
- Reconfigure cubicles
- Restrict access to every other desk
- Space out workstations
High-traffic areas: Either close them off or enforce social distancing.
Continue remote work options
Staying at home remains the best way to avoid disease. Many companies have found that their workforce can conduct business remotely.
82.76% say they’re more open to increasing remote work options.2
Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees safe atmospheres in which to work.