After the ending of COVID-19 lockdown, both employers and employees have to make necessary adjustments. If you are an employer, we suggest that you take the following measures to ensure a safe environment for your employees. Read on to find out more.
- Implementation of PPE and hand sanitization policies for areas that are at a higher risk of COVID-19
- Implementation of control measures to curb the spread of the virus
- Informing employees of the planned changes
According to a report published on WebMD, given below are a few steps that can help business owners curb the spread of COVID-19:
- After the lockdown, make sure have each area disinfected before the employees come back
- Change workstations to encourage social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet
- Screen each worker for the symptoms of the infection
- Put together a written policy as to how you can deal with workers who have the infection
- Isolate employees who may be at a higher risk of catching or spreading the virus
- Share all your resources to help your workers maintain their physical, emotional and mental health
Although proper hygiene is important, most employers don’t take proper measures to clean indoor air.
Preserve Indoor Air Quality
You need to take additional precautions in order to preserve your indoor air quality. This is as important as social distancing and hand hygiene. The purpose is to prevent the virus from spreading. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include flu, cough, and pneumonia. If ignored, these symptoms can cause a lot of complications and death.
Generally, the virus spreads via bodily fluids and touching contaminated surfaces directly.
Install Air Purifiers
Apart from the measures listed above, you can also invest in a good air purifier. The role of these units is to filter the microorganisms flying around in enclosed workplaces. Although these products can’t guarantee that it will filter all microorganisms, they can make your indoor air as clean as possible.
According to WHO, you should take the following measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19:
- Install hand sanitization stations to help your employees practice good hygiene
- Encourage your employees to put on good face masks, especially while working together
- Ask them to use a tissue to cover their coughs and sneezes
- If any of your employees has difficulty breathing, get medical attention right away
- Don’t touch raw meat and take care of animal organs
Some Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
The good news is that you can improve your indoor air quality by following a few simple steps that are given below:
- Make sure that the air vents in the workplace are open
- Don’t forget to change the air filters of your heating and cooling system
- Make sure that the RH level remains between 30% and 50%, which is important to reduce mold and mildew
In short, we suggest that you encourage your employees to follow these tips if they want to be on the safe side after the ending of a lockdown.