Thursday, December 17, 2020

Building a Covid-19 Compliant Workspace for Employees Returning to Work

Covid-19 has left an indelible impact on how we operate as a team, a community, a workforce, and an organization. As we gear up to go back to work, our existing co-working and collaborating concepts need some rethinking. Primarily since so little is known about the disease, and there is no cure yet. Expecting employees who have recovered from Covid-19 to rejoin work can cause anxiety – not only to the employee but also to all the others around them.

Prominent industry organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) have collectively arrived at Employee Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines specific to Covid-19 for organizations. The instructions are to ensure a safe return to work and making every workspace safe or ‘Covid-19 compliant.

This blog highlights some of these critical guidelines for businesses planning to restart their operations.