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Keeping your business, employees and staff safe during COVID-19.

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

During this Covid-19 pandemic, most challenges have arisen those affect businesses and their employees severely. Businesses have lost some of the staff members to the Covid-19 and other employees have relocated back to their hometowns as a means to keep safe from the pandemic. Keeping staff safe during this pandemic is a number one priority hence the business has adopted strategies on how to do so. Staffing has also been a challenge hence the business turns to Covid-19 staffing agency so help them with new staff.

Luckily, there are a number of professional staffing agencies in the health sector that have come up with innovative Covid-19 staffing solutions. Staff should be kept safe at all times through various practices and equipment use like face masks, hand sanitizers, morning temperature checks, and their work areas should be disinfected daily before any of the staff can start on their daily duties.

Protective Personal Equipment (PPE)

Your employer needs to provide you with protective clothing, which is the main barricade against transmissions of the virus. This is even more critical for frontline staff that deals directly and physically with clients!

What should be the distance between the workers at the workplace to reduce the risk of Coronavirus disease?

Workers should be at least 1 meter apart from each other. This way the virus can not be spread from one worker to the other. If the premises are not large enough to accommodate all workers, then the employer will draw up a duty roaster for the staff

Can thermal screening at work prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease?

Thermal screening is done to control and prevent the virus. However, this is not very reliable as some individuals may have the virus but their temperature will still be normal. If an employee is feeling sickly, they should call and report from home – stay at home till they are well again and always wear a face mask.

Can you contract Covid-19 by touching a contaminated surface?

Yes, and very likely if you touch your face after touching the contaminated surfaces. Ensure that all surfaces are disinfected regularly during the work shifts to avoid the spread of the virus.

How dangerous is Covid-19?

Covid-19 can go unrecognized with those with very strong immune systems to being very deadly. It is most fatal to the elderly and individuals with underlying sicknesses.

Employees and employers should be well knowledgeable about the virus and what to do it anyone in the company tests positive. The employer should hold workshops where everyone in the company will attend and learn how to keep safe at work.

Find out more on how to handle suspected cases of the virus, whether at home or your workplace and stay alert to all those red flags at all times!

The guest author Milli Beamer works for Healthcare Staffing Professionals

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