During these challenging times filled with so much negative news, we want to provide some helpful tips on dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus in the workplace.
For starters, we encourage all of our clients and friends to take good care of themselves. If you exhibit symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, follow the protocol outlined by the (CDC). The CDC advises that you stay home, except to receive medical care. If you are mildly ill with COVID-19, you should self-isolate at home. Further limit your exposure by avoiding public transportation, taxis and ride-sharing services.
The World Health Organization has also released a set of guidelines on how to protect yourself from contracting the coronavirus. The organization even provides tips for traveling, although not recommended, during this pandemic.
20 Steps to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus in the Workplace
While taking care of yourself should be a top priority, here are 20 actionable tips to get through the coronavirus in the workplace:
- Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from people and crowds of under 100, or avoid congregating in general
- In your office and workspace, keep hand sanitizers or sanitizing wipes out in the open so people remember to use them
- Use all cleaning and disinfectant products as directed on the back of the bottle or container in order to kill the virus
- Wipe down work areas and surfaces frequently with a disinfectant
- Ask guests to wash their hands when they come into your workplace
- For necessary meetings, harness technology like Google Hangouts or a free, on-demand video meeting service
- Postpone non-essential travel plans for business meetings, client acquisitions, etc.
- Work remotely as much as possible
- Work split shifts or flexible hours if your employer allows it
- Keep hand sanitizers or wipes near your doors as doorknobs are filled with germs
- Always wear the prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE) for any job you are doing, including nitrile or latex gloves
- Keep nitrile gloves in your vehicle for pumping gas since the handles are filled with germs and bacteria
- Keep wipes and/or sanitizer in your car so you can wipe down door handles, dashboard, steering wheel, gear stick and any other places that you touch frequently
- Wipe down your cell phone often with a disinfectant that contains at least 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Handle cash as infrequently as possible by using a credit card or conducting transactions online
- Wipe down your credit card(s) with a disinfecting wipe after each use
- When you accept a package from a delivery person, wipe down the box while wearing nitrile or latex gloves
No Interruption in Service at Rader
Rader Environmental Services will continue to operate without an interruption in service. As of now, we don’t anticipate a slowdown in our ability to respond to the needs of our clients. We are here to serve your hazardous material removal, disposal and safety needs.
Contact us today if you have any questions about dealing with the coronavirus in your workplace.