April 29, 2020

CDC & World Health Organization Recommendations For a Safe Work Environment

As shelter-in place orders continue to subside and the economy begins to open back up, business owners are required to maintain a healthy environment and comply with new regulations set forth by the government and various health organizations. We want to take this time to keep you updated on what you can do to help  keep your workplace safe.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their suggested protective measures for all work settings in the United States. They now recommend that all employers “install physical barriers, such as clear sneeze guards.” By introducing physical barriers, such as  SeparationScreen, to your workplace you are limiting the opportunity of spreading viruses through direct person to person contact, as well as airborne exposure. Employers are also encouraged to disinfect commonly touched surfaces with FDA approved disinfectants like Wex-Cide Germicidal Disinfectant Cleaner. They have found that contamination on surfaces touched by employees and customers is one of the main ways COVID-19 spreads. Click here to read the complete workplace safety article by the CDC. 

Additionally, The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised their site regarding information related to preparing your workplace to run efficiently during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The WHO recommends that before opening, businesses should pre-order sufficient infection control supplies to protect their staff even if everyone appears healthy. “Employers should have masks available to offer anyone who develops respiratory systems throughout the day.” Click here to read the complete World Health Organization Article on how to get your workplace ready to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although shelter-in-place orders are subsiding, it is more important than ever to keep your employees and customers safe from Coronavirus. As an employer is it your obligation to keep employees and customers protected as we navigate COVID-19 safety regulations.