With a renewed focus on Health & Safety as some businesses across the country look at reopening, we share some best practices and tips for small to medium-sized companies on Deluxe's blog. Here is an excerpt from the article:
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the economy all the way down to small towns across the US and their local businesses. With the gradual lifting of restrictions and entry into subsequent phases of pandemic response and reopening, we are left with a patchwork of businesses in different stages of reopening, shutting down again, or partially reopening. At any stage, employers should have a plan in place to ensure the safety of their employees, clients, and patrons to their offices, stores, and businesses.
Establishing a plan to implement control measures to ensure the safety of employees and visitors is imperative to the success of businesses. “Not only is it morally responsible to plan ahead and reduce risk of exposure in the workplace, in many areas of the world, it is a legal requirement. It is never too early to take a step back, reset, and plan the recovery of your business,” Bethany Stuckey, CSP with Antea Group. With these simple steps and suggestions as your guide, it can be a little less complicated. We have worked with numerous businesses across the globe and bring a cohesive and consistent approach on how to safely reopen infusing learnings and best practices.
COVID-19 return to office planning should consist of a thorough evaluation of the following aspects of your business, at a minimum, and the development of controls to reduce the risk of exposure:
- Ensuring the building is in good condition and safe;
- Making adjustments to the facility layout and capacity to ensure physical distancing can be maintained;
- Cleaning and disinfection procedures, including the use of approved products and increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection activities;
- Health screening considerations, investigations of suspected cases and associated reporting requirements;
- An assessment of services and operations to identify and control risks of exposure; and
- How control measures and procedures will be communicated to employees, clients, and patrons
For much more advice and best practices check out the full blog.Click to Read Full Article on Deluxe's Website
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