Safety of employees during the pandemic
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Employee safety is of paramount importance. Most workspaces should aim to allow remote working where possible. Where it is not possible, safety procedures are essential. Prevent cross-contamination by keeping a sanitation protocol in work areas.
Areas of safety should include:
- Refresh/strengthen cleaning and disinfection procedures.
- Refresh or create employee screening procedures.
- Screening procedures should be simple and available via a checklist
- Regular and consistent (e.g., before every shift)
- Refresh or create rapid response procedures that include easy to follow directions for managers directing them what do do if screening identifies affected employees.
- Consider investing in an automated compliance tracking management system/ monitoring solution.
If you have a restaurant and it is not mandated to be closed. Click here for a sample restaurant sanitation checklist.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – latest guidance on COVID-19 employee safety
CDC guidelines – 3 page download
FAQ on Employee Safety – National Law Review
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