August 28, 2020 - 4 min read
Safety tips for small business owners
How masks can help make your workplace safer for employees.
As California continues to address surges in coronavirus cases, it is important to review your ongoing efforts in maintaining a safe, healthy workplace. Along with strategies for employee temperature screening, physical distancing, and modified work hours, consider the following tips to promote mask-wearing.
Give employees the facts
In July, medical experts at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised all Americans to wear masks to prevent the spread of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s important to make employees aware that masks are a key component in ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the workplace. The California Department of Public Health provides guidance on the use of face coverings and when they are required.
Establish a policy
Take steps to develop policies that support wearing a mask and provide clear guidelines as to which masks are acceptable and what qualifies as an appropriate face covering. Communicate the policy through multiple channels: email to all employees and post in common work areas.
Provide masks if possible
If your budget allows for it, consider providing disposable masks to your employees. Also, encourage those who have their own supply of masks at home to bring them to the workplace.
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