Focus on Safety & Health
A massive debate has unraveled between pro-economy supporters wanting all businesses to reopen vs. health-first proponents wanting to take the safest measures. This article is not intended to take a side but rather to focus on the safety and health of any employee that is working or will be returning to work at this time.
On Tuesday, May 12, House Democrats revealed a new coronavirus relief package that would release another phase of payment support straight to Americans, helping to boost the economy and also address businesses needing to implement an infection control and prevention plan.
“This new bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a strong national standard within seven days requiring all workplaces to implement infection control plans and prevent retaliation against workers who report problems.”
Although nothing has been passed yet, we encourage all business owners to take the necessary steps in order to be OSHA ready. Keeping employees safe from COVID-19 does fall under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.
How to Keep Your Workplace Safe From The Coronavirus
Lancaster Safety’s team will equip your company with a Pandemic Preparedness Program and Training. By providing employees with a Pandemic Preparedness Program & Training, you are showing the leadership that’s needed in order to reduce the impact this pandemic has on our society, play a key role in lessening the spread of the virus, and protect your employees.
Our Pandemic Preparedness Plan will cover the following information:
- Pandemic preparedness overview
- Employer and employee responsibilities
- Hazard recognition and exposure
- Workplace safety controls
- Procedures for identifying and isolation of potentially infectious employees
- Employee training and documentation
Start With a Workplace COVID-19 Consultation
Additionally, we are now offering an onsite COVID-19 Consultation. A Lancaster Safety Consultant will come to your workplace and conduct a consultation regarding the safety and health guidelines set forth by your state, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA. Our consultants will prioritize your state’s requirements and provide recommendations. We understand that everyone is experiencing their own set of unknowns and our team would be happy to assist your company in answering any safety questions you may have.