Tips To Help You Operate Safely In The Workplace

It’s been a strange year. COVID-19 shook the world and shattered records we never wanted to be broken. Although this virus continues to sweep across the globe, it’s not preventing businesses from pressing forward. Many companies have made the decision to reopen their doors and send employees back into the office. Unfortunately, that raises concerns and leaves people to question their safety.

Cover Your Face

Wear a mask indoors, especially in common areas where you may encounter various groups of people. This includes conference rooms, break areas, hallways, and restrooms. The only places you should be unmasked indoors are in your own personal office or partitioned cubicles at least 6 feet from others.

While this may not be the most comfortable or convenient best practice, masking is probably the most important thing we can do in the office. Be courteous and wear a face cover that hides your nose and mouth. It’s a polite way to protect colleagues and coworkers from spreading airborne contaminants.

Wash Your Hands

The CDC recommends frequent hand washing. In most situations, washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs. Wash your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before and after eating food
  • Before and after comin in contact with common touch points
  • After using the washroom
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching garbage

Wet your hands with clean, running water, lather your hands with soap, and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. After the rinse, dry your hands with a clean towel or under an air dryer.

Sanitize and Disinfect

In addition to hand washing, sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs. When soap and water aren’t readily available, the next best option is to apply hand sanitizer. Supply the office with sanitizing solutions that contain at least 60% alcohol. For best results, install touchless technology that automatically dispenses sanitizer. Also, make sure the environment is stocked with disinfecting wipes. Regularly wipe down the surfaces you touch. This includes your computer, keyboard, mouse, desk, and chair.

Keep Your Distance and Avoid Contact

Social distancing is critical, especially when in the office. Your desk should be at least six feet apart from your neighbor. Prohibit in-person meetings and any additional contact with coworkers. This means no hugs, high fives, or handshakes. Additionally, avoid sharing workstations, keyboards, etc., with coworkers to reduce any potential spread of bacteria.

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