COVID-19 stay-in-place orders are being lifted around the U.S. as states begin to implement the first phase of reopening plans. As businesses decide how to restart operations and how to work with more than essential personnel on site, they are looking for guidance from health authorities on safe work practices.
There are a number of resources available, including some from OSHA and the CDC. In addition, employers should review state orders to see if they require employees to wear facemasks, coverings, gloves, or other personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. Employers should clearly communicate with all employees, and share any changes in workplace procedures, and any heightened cleaning requirements.
OSHA has shared guidance to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to help keep all workers safe. It includes:
- Training workers on how to properly put on, use/wear, take-off, and maintain protective clothing and equipment
- Allowing workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth
- Promoting personal hygiene with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rubs
- Providing disinfectants and disposable towels to clean work surfaces
A few of the CDC’s guidelines include:
- Use physical barriers to separate workers, if feasible
- Place handwashing stations or hand sanitizers in multiple locations
- If PPE is needed, provide PPE that is either disposable (preferred) or, if reusable, ensure it is properly disinfected and stored in a clean location when not in use
- If using cloth face coverings, employers should provide readily available clean cloth face coverings, or disposable facemasks, for workers to use when coverings become wet, soiled, or otherwise visibly contaminated
Some other recommendations include:
- Ensuring workplace common areas and customer-facing areas receive additional cleaning on a regular basis
- Making PPE and sanitizing supplies available to all employees and visitors/customers
- Ensure social distancing (6 feet of separation) between employees at fixed working positions, unless it is unsafe
We want to help you give your employees peace of mind as you ensure that your manufacturing facility is as safe as possible. That is why we’ve transitioned our factories to producing the PPE that you need. We are ready to provide a steady supply of:
- Respirators and disposable face masks
- Touch-free thermometers
- Hand sanitizers
- Hand wipes
- Medical gloves
- Protective eyewear
- Additional PPE essentials and cloth masks
We provide delivery within a week and free shipping to all U.S. locations. We have worked with the FDA to ensure that all our products have the necessary requisite certifications. In addition, our KN95 industrial-grade respirators are manufactured to EEA standards. Providing disposable, one-use masks for your workers is one of the best ways to keep everyone safe. Disposable masks cut transmission rates by as much as 99% and ensure that employees start everyday with clean PPE.
Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.