Keeping your workforce healthy in today’s environment is a top priority for employers. The news is changing by the minute and new guidelines are being updated each week as the spread of COVID-19 reaches more places and affects more people. It can be overwhelming to stay abreast of the updates as they occur.
At French Gerleman we support your efforts to protect your workforce by offering the most recent recommendations as a reference.
OSHA Recommendations & Standards for COVID-19
OSHA is helping companies stay up-to-date with the requirements and standards to help keep your workplace safe and operating. They’ve compiled a list of helpful suggestions, including:
- Frequent hand washing and avoiding touching the face
- Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Performing one hand washing for every three times a worker uses hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting surfaces every hour for high trafficked areas
- Using disposable cups and tableware
- Making hand sanitizers, tissues and trash cans available throughout the workplace
- Developing overall policies related to illness prevention, sick leave, family medical care, and other federal regulations, and educating workers on the policies
Other Helpful Resources
Many other organizations have developed websites and information to help you gain further knowledge on the Coronavirus and employee safety:
The National Electrical Contractors Association established a Coronavirus Resource Center, a source of answers to your questions regarding the workplace during this pandemic. It covers information for both employers and employees. The Resource Center offers information for electrical contractors on how to navigate Coronavirus as the situation changes over the coming weeks.
The CDC has posted “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” The site helps employees to help to “plan, prepare and respond” to the ever-changing situation.
Johns Hopkins offers mapping and data of the spread of Coronavirus in the world. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center presents the number of active cases, deaths and recovered. The information is updated frequently. The site also includes links to tips, facts and frequently asked questions.
French Gerleman remains committed to our partnership with customers as we navigate our essential businesses through the weeks ahead. We wish you and your team the best as you strive to protect the health and safety of your workplace. We encourage you to leverage the resources that we’ve outlined above and of course, reach out to your French Gerleman Account Manager or contact us today for continued access to our support and services.