Much of the country is opening up in phases based on national and local safety recommendations and regulations. As employees get back to work, it’s important to ensure their safety while on the job. Not only will it help your employees and customers stay healthy, but it can help your business weather these uncertain times.
3 Ways to Help Employees Stay Safe When They Return to Work
Keeping your employees safe during the uncertainties of COVID-19 is not an easy task, but you have to do your best as the manager. Here are a few ways to help ensure your employees can stay healthy.
Make the Workplace Safe
A clean and safe workplace is of the highest importance during these times. It’s a good idea to hire a professional cleaning service to deep clean the workplace periodically. Not only do they have aggressive cleaning products, but they will also get into every nook and cranny, making your regular sanitation upkeep a lot easier. From then on, create a regular cleaning schedule for the workplace to keep surfaces, equipment, and materials sanitized and safe for use.
Encourage Good Hygiene
Once you have the plan in place to keep your workplace clean, it’s important to set a standard for your employees to maintain good hygiene. Here is a list of what to remind your employees:
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
- Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 60 seconds
- Don’t come into work if you are feeling ill
Help employees follow through with these best practices by keeping supplies stocked.
Update Policies and Procedures
As needed, update your policies and procedures to abide by any national, state, or local regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep communication open with your staff about any change and explain why these changes are happening. By keeping communication open and encouraging questions, your employees will feel respected and cared for during these difficult times.
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