strategic planning to reopen your business: protecting your employees.

protecting your employees.

Health and safety will be one of the core tenets of your return to work plan. Before your business can reopen, you will need to have a rock-solid plan in place to protect your employees while they’re working. Health and safety considerations that need to be integrated into your plan include, but are not limited to:

availability of supplies

Can you order the necessary supplies and equipment you will need to operate safely? For instance, employees who interact with others may need personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks or gloves. Accessing adequate supplies of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and soap are also a consideration.

access to handwashing

Can you order the necessary supplies and equipment you will need to operate safely? For instance, employees who interact with others may need personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks or gloves. Accessing adequate supplies of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and soap are also a consideration.

maintaining physical distancing

Can all your employees maintain the recommended physical distance while working? Do you need to install plexiglass barriers or other protective equipment to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19?

frequent cleaning

Can all your employees maintain the recommended physical distance while working? Do you need to install plexiglass barriers or other protective equipment to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19?

providing training

Your return to work plan will need to be communicated with employees in detail. You must be clear about expectations and protocol changes. You may need to facilitate training on your new procedures.

procedures for sick employees

You must have a crystal clear policy for responding to sick employees. What is your sick leave policy? What will you do if someone shows up to work sick? When will an employee who was sick be cleared to return to work? You need to have plans for these situations.

enforcing new measures

Your return to work plan must be enforceable. You must provide employees with the knowledge and means to protect themselves. If mandatory rules are not followed, you must have a fair and consistent protocol to follow.
 

part four: employee and HR considerations

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important note

Randstad prepared these resources to share best practices to get back to work safely. The information in this document is intended as a guideline only. Please do additional research and consult with experts before making decisions for your business.