As a result of COVID-19, it is no longer business as usual. As businesses ramp back up, employers need a plan to reopen keeping safety and productivity top of mind.
Your COVID-19 Preparedness Plan should establish the policies, practices and conditions necessary to meet the regulatory requirements where you do business.
What Your RTW Plan Should Address
The plan should include and describe how your business will implement, at a minimum, the following:
- Infection prevention measures;
- Prompt identification and isolation of sick workers;
- Engineering and administrative controls for social distancing;
- Cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, and ventilation of the work area;
- Communications and training for managers and workers necessary to implement the plan; and
- Provision of management and supervision necessary to ensure effective ongoing implementation of the plan.
If you are a retail business providing for pick-up, drop-off, delivery, or in-store shopping or are a retail mall, your plan also should include protection and controls for pick-up, drop-off and delivery; protections and controls for in-store shopping; protections and controls for shopping malls; and communications and instructions for customers.
Return to Work Tools
To help your return-to-work efforts, Intelex has provided an easy-to-use Word document template. It allows you to fill in the vital information you need to create your Covid-19 Preparedness Plan. This template should be used with our checklist that can help you create your COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. This checklist addresses the components and protocols required for a return-to-work preparedness plan. All employees – management and workers – must be trained in these protocols.
The world has changed and organizations of all shapes and sizes are now grappling with an uncertain future. To prepare for this uncertainty, savvy businesses are recognizing that they do not need to shoulder this weight on their own. Embracing digital tools and technology is especially critical to the support of ongoing operations. From installing early detection mechanisms to restarting workplaces to rethinking how to protect operations from future disruptions, technology has an important role to play.
Visit our Return-to-Work Solutions page to learn more about the technology and protocols you need to respond, return and re-imagine the workplace after COVID-19.