Employer Preparedness Plan Requirements Checklist
Employers must develop and implement a plan that addresses the following components and post it publicly.
If workers can work from home, they must be allowed to work from home.
MAKE SURE SICK WORKERS STAY HOME
- Establish health screening protocols for workers at the start of each shift, such as temperature taking or a health screening survey.
- Identify and isolate workers with COVID-19 symptoms and those who have been exposed, and send them home.
- Establish communication protocols when workers have been potentially exposed.
- Establish worker sickness reporting protocols.
- Evaluate and adjust sick leave policies to reflect the need for isolation and incentivize workers who are sick to stay home.
- Provide accommodations for vulnerable populations.
- Clearly communicate sick leave policies to all workers.
INCREASE SOCIAL DISTANCING: Workers should be at least six feet away from each other
- Maximize the use of telecommuting.
- Stagger shifts and breaks; create additional shifts.
- Evaluate traffic patterns to reduce crowding at entrances, in hallways, etc.
- Limit gatherings of workers.
- Ensure physical distancing in workplaces, including at workstations, production lines, etc.
- Limit non-essential worker interaction across floors, buildings, campuses, worksites, etc.
- Increase physical space between workers and customers, such as using a drive-thru or partitions.
WORKER HYGIENE & SOURCE CONTROL
- Ensure workers regularly wash their hands. Ensure handwashing and/or hand-sanitizer facilities are readily available and stocked.
- Provide recommended protective supplies, such as non-medical cloth masks, gloves, disinfectants, guards, shields, etc.
- Post handwashing and “cover your cough”
- Encourage the use of source control masks, such as non-medical cloth masks.
- Prohibit on-site food preparation and sharing.
CLEANING & DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS
- Routinely clean and disinfect all areas, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment, machinery, tools, controls, etc.
- At least daily, clean all high touch items like doorknobs, handles, light switches, surfaces, etc.
- Ensure availability of hand sanitizer and approved cleaning products.
- Decontaminate the workplace if a worker becomes ill with COVID-19.
All workers – management and employees – must be trained in these protocols.
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