By Brooke Winslow - May 22, 2020
While businesses are starting to reopen, what does that mean for business owners? Steps and precautions must be taken for the safety of customers as well as employees. Without healthy employees present at work, business operations cannot run efficiently.
Before implementing schedules for your employees, identify which employees are more vulnerable or have a vulnerable family member at home. Consider allowing them to work from home if possible or assigning them different job duties to minimize their contact with customers.
Here are some steps that can be taken to protect employees while at work:
Conduct daily health checks
Conduct a hazard assessment of the workplace
Encourage employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
Implement policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
Improve the building ventilation system
Implement flexible work schedules and sick leave
Educate employees about ways to protect themselves at work and home
For more information on actions you should take to help protect employees, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.