It can be scary to work in a factory during these uncertain times. Many people do not feel comfortable coming to work every day. You are responsible for making sure that your employees are safe while they are working. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your workers safe.
It is possible for someone to have a virus without having any symptoms. However, you can still limit the spread of the virus by pre-screening your employees. Every employee should get a temperature check before they are allowed to start working. There are contactless thermometers that you can use. You should also discourage your employees from working if they are experiencing any signs of symptoms, such as body aches, coughing, and sneezing. If they experience any signs of sickness during the day, then they should be sent home.
Social distancing can help limit the spread of illness. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone has at least six feet of distance in between them. You may want to put up physical segregation barriers in the factory in order to make it easier to socially distance.
Use Face Masks
You should require everyone who works in the building to wear face masks. Face masks can stop the drop and reduce the spread of the droplets that can cause the virus to spread. Keep in mind that any type of face cloth that you wear can help reduce the spread of droplets.
Disinfect the Factory
Disinfecting the factory will also reduce the spread of germs. You will need to clean and disinfect the bathrooms, offices and common areas. You will also need to disinfect items that people share.
Washing your hands is one of the best things that you can do in order to prevent the spread of illness. That is why it is a good idea for you to promote handwashing. You may also want to put up hand sanitizing stations around the building so that people can keep their hands clean when they cannot use soap and water.
You can do your part to keep everyone safe while they are working. You will need to pre-screen everyone before they are allowed to start working. You will also need to implement social distancing and disinfect the factory. Additionally, everyone will need to use face masks and wash their hands throughout the day.
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.