Since COVID-19 began making headlines in early March of 2020, each industry has been working hard to ensure their employees are staying safe and healthy. With new information coming out constantly as researchers and physicians learn more about the virus, it can be difficult at times to stay up to date with best practices.
What are COVID-19 best practices for workplace health and safety?
The most important precaution to take when returning to work is ensuring that no one who feels sick comes to work. Think about how disastrous it could be if someone feels sick and comes to work anyway and turns out to have COVID-19. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to have a screening plan in place. A screening plan details how a company plans to have their employees report answers to questions such as “Have you experienced a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, a new couch, a new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath in the past 10 days?” This question comes from a sample given by the state of New York, which requires companies to conduct screenings daily to ensure maximum employee health and safety. Having a tool like ACS Safe’s AllClearSystem™ that is easy for employees to use and keeps an organized audit of responses is massive in the fight against COVID-19.
Beyond COVID-19 screening, it is important to follow other CDC guidelines such as maintaining social distance of six feet from other employees and wearing necessary personal protective equipment to cover one’s mouth and nose. More about these requirements can be found on the CDC’s website.
How can ACS Safe help your business in the fight against COVID-19?
Hopefully you are already familiar with ACS Safe’s employee personal safety capabilities that allow for the safe enter and exit of buildings along with other things. ACS Safe was quick to roll out a COVID-19 screening tool that integrates directly with the rest of the system and is quick and easy for employees to use, allowing them to do a quick COVID check-in and then proceed into work, preventing bottlenecks that occur when companies require employees to have their temperature taken or manually write out a screening form. ACS Safe’s screening tool meets or exceeds all of the requirements for New York state’s mandatory employee COVID checks. To learn more about how ACS Safe can help you and your business keep its most valuable asset, the personnel, safe and healthy during COVID-19 and beyond, please contact us to set up a free 1-hour demo.