As employees begin to return to work after nationwide shutdowns and work from home orders, companies are navigating the aftermath and discovering ways to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Here at Barnett Management, our temporary workers’ safety and well-being are paramount to us, as is the safety and well-being of your employees. Therefore, we have advised our temporary employees about how to take care of themselves, protect others, and monitor the latest developments of COVID-19.
We understand it can be scary to think of returning to work and becoming sick. That’s why when discussing how to remain safe when returning to work amid the pandemic, it’s also important to understand how COVID-19 is spread.
- By direct contact with an infected person
- When infected respiratory droplets from a cough, a sneeze, talking, laughing, singing or breathing fall to surfaces that are then touched by another person
- When smaller infected droplets, also known as aerosols, stay suspended in the air for several minutes and are inhaled or ingested by others
To ensure the safety, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have advised employees to:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when they are sick
- Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using aface mask and social distancing
- Wash their hands often
We also have encouraged our temporary workers to keep up-to-date on developments by visiting the About Coronavirus Disease 2019 and CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers webpages.
Barnett Management is committed to reducing the risk of infection for our temporary workers and your employees. In addition to our employees being healthy, we also want to ensure they are in safe working environments. Companies can help prevent the spread of COVID -19 by:
- Improving sanitation and deep cleaning protocols
- Consider changing the layout of the workspace
- Put in place guidelines for the use of personal protective equipment
Should you wish to discuss returning to work or have any questions, please let us know. We are here for you every step of the way.