At WorkWell, we are all about prevention. In light of the coronavirus pandemic crisscrossing the globe, we want to make sure you have as much information as possible to aid in your prevention efforts. Check out the new Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 from OSHA.
Employee health is paramount and crucial to well-being at home and at the workplace. Help protect your workers with the following basic infection prevention measures:
Everyday Healthy Habits: frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water or provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol.
Sick Day Guidelines: Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick. Consider a 24-hour rule requiring employees to be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Social Distancing: Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes and discourage workers from using others office or shop equipment.
Creative Job Flexibility: Consider flexible worksites (e.g., telecommuting) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts) to help minimize the spread of infection among workers.
Target High Traffic, High Touch Surfaces: Maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment, particularly in high traffic areas.