In many industries remote working cannot last forever. How can we get employees back to work safely?
Some companies in the tech industry and other businesses have made statements regarding their employees remote working indefinitely or for an extended period of time. However, many industries will not be able to succeed and restore business efficiency unless employees are brought back in office.
Adjusting to the new business normal and finding ways for work to be completed remotely has seen great advancement during the pandemic, but many challenges to working remotely have been found: difficulties in collaboration and training new employees, balance of work and personal life when mixed in one setting causing many to get burnt out quickly, and companies communication with employees, just to list a few. These challenges will prolong a company’s restoration of business productivity but can be combated with bring employees back in office.
Do not let COVID-19 keep your business productivity low or stagnant.
Tips to successfully bringing employees back in office:
1. Screen employees for COVID-19 symptoms (as recommended by the CDC and OSHA). Although some people may not show symptoms, the CDC and OSHA highly recommend daily health checks or screening for employees coming into work. Small businesses to large enterprises across different verticals are being closed, fined, faced with liability lawsuits, or worse, experiencing employee deaths. Quickscreen is the first and only automated COVID-19 employee self-screening tool, backed by the CDC and their guidelines. Quickscreen is proven to bring employees back to work safely and restore business productivity by providing businesses with a way to streamline the process of adjusting to the new business normal.
2. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces, which lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19. Make sure to evaluate your workspace and determine surfaces, objects, etc. that will need routine cleaning like tables, doorknobs, light switches, and much more. Depending on your industry, facility, or business, you will have different surfaces and objects that many people touch. Make sure to properly disinfect the surfaces and objects that pertain to your specific business or workspace. For the full list of visit the CDC.
3. Practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and follow proper prevention hygiene. Make sure that desks and tables are spaced apart and that employees wear face coverings. Office furniture and tables may need to be rearranged to accommodate these regulations.
4. Most commonly used peripheral thermometers do not accurately estimate body temperature. It has been scientifically proven that peripheral thermometers do not accurately measure body temperature. To better mitigate risk for your business, consider a syndromic surveillance tool where employees and visitors can record their symptoms to figure out if they should be showing up to the workplace or not.
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