Returning to Work Safely: Hazard Mitigation During a Pandemic

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Creative Safety Supply publishes new guide that provides recommendations from OSHA and the CDC for preventing the spread of illness

Everyone in your facility should understand the ways they may become exposed to COVID-19, and the measures that are in place to mitigate this risk.

Creative Safety Supply, an Oregon-based retailer of Lean manufacturing and industrial safety products, has released a new guide for returning to work safely during the ongoing pandemic.

This comprehensive guide provides top recommendations from OSHA and the CDC, two leading federal agencies, to protect everyone in your workplace from the spread of COVID-19.

Whether you are reopening your business or welcoming remote employees back onsite, you should have procedures in place for the health and safety of workers, visitors, and customers.

To help, the CDC has established recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting your facility. It has also provided guidelines for best practices such as basic hygiene and social distancing.

Additionally, OSHA recommends having a protocol in place for managing workers who may be ill. The agency also provides suggestions for mitigation measures based on the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls.

OSHA’s recommendations for hazard controls can be implemented after you conduct a Job Hazard Analysis. These controls include engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE), depending on your specific operations and job tasks.

To successfully incorporate these practices in your facility, communication and visual reminders are extremely important. It helps to implement signs that describe your health and safety policies, and to provide information on how workers and customers can comply.

Floor tape can also help to clear pathways and provide essential messaging to encourage social distancing as well as other best practices. In combination, visual communication and floor markings remind people of the actions they may take to protect themselves.

Creative Safety Supply’s downloadable guide on returning to work goes hand-in-hand with other resources the company has to offer, such as its quick guide to social distancing. Download, print, and share these resources so everyone in your facility understands the ways they may become exposed to COVID-19 in your workplace, and the measures that are in place to mitigate this risk.

During the pandemic, Creative Safety Supply continues to support the safety and wellness of workers in all industries. The company offers social distancing tools, answers to common COVID-19 concerns, and more resources to help you maintain a clean and successful facility as businesses around the world get back to work.

About Creative Safety Supply
Creative Safety Supply is an Oregon-based retailer of safety and Lean manufacturing products that help businesses solve their workplace safety and productivity challenges. The company’s SafetyTac® floor marking tape, LabelTac® industrial label printers, and other visual communication products help facility managers, safety managers, and business owners to increase efficiency and compliancy in their workplaces.

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