Health Precautions in the Workplace




The COVID-19 Outbreak has resulted in numerous requests for best practices and preventive measures to enact at the workplace. Personal hygiene and remaining informed and situationally aware cannot be stressed enough. We have listed mitigation measures to apply and while there may be more, we encourage you to equip yourself with updated information. Continue reading below, or download printable file.


Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Stay at home if feeling unwell

  • Seek medical attention for flu-like symptoms

  • Avoid contact with those displaying signs of illness

  • Wash hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently

  • Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth, and eyes

  • Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds

  • Sneeze into a tissue, handkerchief, or the crook of your elbow

  • Avoid shaking hands/hugging

  • Avoid sharing personal items and office supplies

  • Identify your employer’s plan if an outbreak or flu or another illness occurs

  • Make sure your workplace has adequate supplies of tissues, soap, paper towels, disposable wipes, sanitizer, and other necessary disposable products

  • Ensure there is an aggressive cleaning regimen in place

  • Keep office spaces clean, disinfecting frequently

  • keyboard

  • mouse

  • armrests

  • desktop

  • printer

  • office supplies

  • remotes/equipment

  • bathroom faucets/counter space

  • door handles

  • light switches

  • eating surfaces, before and after

  • food storage areas

  • meeting room surfaces

  • Avoid licking fingers when separating paper products

  • Keep food products secured in sealed containers

  • Wash utensils/dishes before and after meals

  • Properly dispose of unattended waste products


For further information on preventative care:

www.cdc.gov

www.who.int

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