According to the CDC, there are some simple things that businesses are already doing to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. In a lot of cases, these practices may already part of your normal protocol. Conducting daily heath checks, daily or weekly hazard assessments and encouraging your employees to wear cloth face coverings, if appropriate.
Businesses, employers and employees can work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
Business, employers and employees can work together to identify potential ways to slow the spread in workplace. Work together to identify the potential problem areas. Then they can move to create an action plan to resume normal business operations. So what happens when your one or more of your employees comes down with COVID-19? There are a variety of strategies that you can implement to ensure that one COVID exposure doesn’t turn into two, three or even five cases among you or your employees.
Actively Encourage Sick Employees To Stay Home
Obviously employees who have symptoms should notify their supervisors immediately and stay at home. As a business owner and leader, actively encourage your sick employees to stay at home. The last thing that you would want is a sick employee interfacing with customers and clients. These employees should obviously not return to work until the proper quarantine period has come and gone and they have tested negative.
Identify Where and How Workers Might Be Exposed
Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace. So, working together to find out the possible points of exposure are important. This is a great opportunity for you to really listen to your employees. In turn, educate your employees on how they should be protecting themselves both at the workplace. This conversation can also apply to how each employee conducts themselves away from work. When discussing this with your employees, it is important to talk about this in a way where there is a direct impact on them. Perhaps, they are hourly employees and only make a wage when they work. Or maybe they work off tips and commission. Being out for 14 days, or not working until they test negative can significantly impact their ability to sustain their lifestyle.
Healthy Business Operations
As a business owner, there are several things that you can do. A lot of these things can also go a long way to show your employees that you are doing everything you can to ensure their health. One of these things is regular deep cleanings and COVID sanitization of your business. To be clear, there is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. In fact, many of today’s custodial service companies do not take care of the disinfecting part of what you pay them to do. Anywhere there dirt or dust accumulates in your office or place of business is another opportunity for COVID-19 to sit. There are two steps that every office cleaning or janitorial company should be following. One, clean and dust every surface they have access to. But the cleaning is only the first half of it.
How Pioneer Texas Disinfects
Pioneer Texas has a variety of different methods to disinfect your business from COVID-19 once we clean. You can see all of our disinfecting options here. Call Pioneer Texas today at (210) 569-2156 to talk through what the best option is for your business and employees.