4 Components of an Effective COVID-19 Worker Safety Plan
Many employers are now considering protocols to help protect workers from contracting or spreading the virus.
That’s where COVID-19 Worker Safety Plan comes in. These internal programs contain comprehensive health and safety measures, such as daily worker wellness check-ins.
But not all systems are created equal. Our experts are sharing four must-have components:
• Prevention strategies to keep COVID-19 out: Employers should work with medical professionals to develop HIPAA-compliant entrance clearance protocols that include daily electronic wellness screenings that employees can complete prior to entering the workplace. This will enhance onsite safety by keeping potential COVID-19 cases out and minimizing check-in wait times.
• Detection strategies to finding COVID-19: Employers should adopt strategies for detecting COVID-19 in the workplace with symptoms reporting, reports of close contacts, and testing protocols. Monitoring COVID-19 in the community can inform the risk of detecting COVID-19 in the workforce.
• Automated Record Keeping: Workplaces should set up automated record-keeping platforms that track prevention strategies like immunity status, wellness screening, and COVID-19 testing. These will allow them to easily determine who is cleared for entry and quickly respond to COVID-19 entering the workplace.
• Containment strategies: When COVID-19 cases do arise, workplaces should have automated mechanisms in place, like contact tracing, to quickly remove sick or exposed employees from the workplace and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Since the onset of COVID-19, employers have navigated how to keep their workforces safe while maintaining operations. CTEH is here to help with full-scale pandemic services, including a customized COVID-19 Worker Safety Plan. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.