What To Expect When Returning To Work During COVID-19

What To Expect When Returning To Work During COVID-19

What To Expect When Returning To Work During COVID-19
Changes to the work environment
  • Required face coverings

When you return to work, you should expect to be urged, if not obliged, to wear cloth face covers. OSHA may require you to wear PPE after a danger assessment is conducted, depending on the sort of work you undertake. If this is the case, you can expect to be given the necessary PPE and educated on how to use it properly.

  • Attention to handwashing

Handwashing continues to be recommended as a best practice for reducing your risk of exposure. The CDC recommends that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at key times including:

-Before and after work shifts and breaks

-After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

-After using the restroom

-Before eating or preparing food

-And after putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings

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  • Cleaning and sanitization

When you return to office, consider cleaning commonly handled objects such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, biometric keypads, and POS systems on a regular basis. Avoid utilising other employees’ phones, desks, offices, and equipment wherever feasible to prevent potential exposure. If it is impossible to avoid, clean and disinfect them before and after usage.

  • Remote work

Another change to the work environment that you can anticipate is the availability of semi-permanent work from home possibilities when possible. Also, employers should offer remote working for positions that can be completed virtually, according to the CDC.

  • How to be proactive

If remote work is not a possibility for you, inquire with your employer about other options. whether you have a compromised immune system or are otherwise at a higher risk of serious illness, ask your boss whether there are any other opportunities or responsibilities available that would minimise your interaction with customers or other employees.

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