How to Keep Your Employees Safe from Coronavirus
Keeping your business afloat starts by keeping your employees safe. Currently, this means keeping your employees safe from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that is happening all over the world.
Today we want to share with you a few tips to try and help keep your employees healthy and safe.
- Ensure your employees are washing their hands frequently with soap and water for AT LEAST 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Encourage employees to avoid touching their face (eyes, nose, mouth) with dirty hands.
- Emphasize for your employees to avoid coming in contact with anyone who is sick.
- If anyone in the office shows a potential occupational exposure, employers should:
- Evaluate the situation and risk of exposure
- Select, implement and ensure other workers are not exposed (separate them from the area, apply social distancing, provide protective equipment and provide cleaning supplies for everyone to use).
- Make sure to educate employees and keep an open and honest communication about any possible exposure in the office.
- Monitor the development of the coronavirus on a daily basis through the news.
- Create a cross-functional coronavirus emergency management team. This will help cause less panic if some employees were to test positive for the virus.
- Encourage employees to stay home if they are feeling sick and immediately send employees home if they are showing any symptoms.
- Eliminate or limit business travel.
- If possible, let non-essential employees work remotely to reduce the risk of possible exposure.
- Know the difference between sick leave laws and policies, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA and Workers’ Compensation for when employees fall ill.
- Eliminate or screen visitors to your office.
- Have your office and all high exposure places disinfected and cleaned on a regular basis.
- Handle food carefully in the office. Make sure you limit food sharing. If you have a break room and/or kitchen, make sure employees are cleaning up and disinfecting areas where they were.
- Strengthen health screenings for cafeteria staff. Taking the staff’s temperature everyday is a good way to monitor them.
- Cancel and eliminate all large meetings/gatherings.
If you currently live in Utah and are needing COVID-19 disinfection services, contact our sister company, AJET Services (801-330-0398 or email@example.com).
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