The Best Practices for a Safe Return to the Workplace
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace dynamic has changed. However, with vaccines rolling out, businesses have started letting their employees return to offices. It is essential to have an in-depth plan for this to happen safely and allow workers to feel at ease coming back into the office. If necessary, it’s a good idea to provide an effective training plan for getting employees safely back to the workplace. A clean work environment and facility are still crucial to maintain. It’s also important to have full transparency as well as open lines of communication with your employees.
The Top 5 Things to Remind Your Employees To Do When Returning to the Office
- Stay home when needed
- Monitor your health
- Wear a mask
- Social distance in shared spaces
- Wash your hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces
When you return to work, employers should ask their employees to practice everyday preventative actions – “Keep these items on hand when returning to work: a mask, tissues, and hand sanitizer”. OSHA has created an extensive guide to help businesses develop practices that ensure the safety and health of employees. The guide focuses on the need for employers to “develop and implement strategies for basic hygiene, social distancing, identification, and isolation of sick employees, workplace controls and flexibilities, and employee training.” The closer you interact with others, the higher the risk of any viral spread. It’s incredibly important to remember that safety is the number 1 priority when it comes to returning to offices. This is why it’s a good idea to sanitize even before returning.
How Lavo Products Can Help With the Reopening Plan
Lavo Solutions can help employers create a clean, safe and comfortable environment so that employees can be healthy, productive, and collaborative. It’s also important to use professional equipment to help employees see the efforts business owners are taking. Consider placing touch-less hand sanitizer stations in areas throughout the workplace. It can act as a reminder to employees and others to regularly perform hand hygiene.
Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces should always be a top priority since it can reduce the risk of transmitting contagious diseases. To effectively clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces each day, consider using a chemical dispenser, such as the accurate and effective LavoDose. This product is a successful dilution and proportioning system that reliably dilutes chemicals.
Even when COVID-19 cases no longer exist, concerns about workplace cleanliness and safety by employers and employees will unfortunately still exist. There’s a new normal that calls for keeping facilities clean and safe so employees can be healthy, productive, and collaborative in the long-term as they navigate life back in the office.