As restrictions begin to lift, businesses are beginning to take the first steps to reopen their offices. But many employees are concerned about their safety and expect employers to have a comprehensive plan for implementing social distancing, increased cleaning and disinfecting and other safety measures.
This business insider article outlines 4 steps to help companies evaluate their safety risks and implement the proper safety precautions to protect their workforce.
From the Article:
Assign one point person for a disaster
If you haven’t done so already, assign one person to monitor back-to-work metrics and changes in guidance, says Steve Murray, vice president of content and consulting services at J. J. Keller. This eliminates confusion among employees and streamlines processes so that critical steps can be taken confidently, swiftly, and effectively.
Organizations should also designate a company official for fact-finding and disseminating critical information regarding COVID-19 updates. This person would be responsible for regularly checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other sources to stay informed of the latest news. Doing so will ensure the best guidance is available and followed. In a future disaster, delegate these responsibilities at the outset.
Read more tips and get the full article online: Returning to work requires a new safety strategy. Here’s how to start.