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National Safety Month

Posted on June 4, 2020

June is National Safety Month.  Given the current state of the world pertaining to Coronavirus, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace.  The National Safety Council (NSC) is recognizing this month with an emphasis on saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus, from the workplace to anyplace.  Along with the NSC, our firm seeks to raise awareness for managing COVID-19 and desires our clients and all Floridians to be safe at work, at play, and around the community.  In this post, we’ll focus on the Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19.

Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Employers should respond in a way that takes into account the level of disease transmission in their communities and revise their business response plans as needed. Updated CDC strategies and recommendations for employers responding to COVID-19, including those resuming normal or phased business operations include:

  • Conducting daily health checks
  • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace
  • Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
  • Improving the building ventilation system

Actively encourage sick employees to stay home:

  • Employees who have symptoms should notify their office and stay home.
  • Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
  • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.

In addition to the above, the following federal resources have been created to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and help employers and employees understand new laws and safety compliance issues. 

  • If you’ve had COVID-19, when can you be around others? Ending home isolation depends on specific factors and situations. CDC has recommendations based on various scenarios.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: The CDC provides this extensive list of FAQs on topics including how COVID-19 spreads, how it affects children, symptoms and testing, and much more.
  • Managing Fatigue During Times of Crisis: CDC released this Guidance for Nurses, Managers and Other Healthcare Workers on managing fatigue due to increased physical, emotional and mental demands, and lack of sleep.
  • Running Essential Errands: The CDC has provided these guidelines on how to safely go grocery shopping, get take-out or gas, do your banking and visit the doctor.
  • OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 discusses preventing the spread of COVID-19, safe work practices and personal protective equipment based on risk of exposure with these guidelines.

At ECanter Lawyers, we are taking the appropriate steps to keep employees safe and healthy while continuing to prioritize our clients.  Your cases remain our priority, and we are dedicated to providing the same high-quality work, service, and communication that you have come to expect from our firm.  If you have been injured in an accident and are concerned about Coronavirus, we can offer a FREE Case Evaluation via phone or video conferencing.  Call today (561) 447-4500. 

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