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Infographic: Safety is a top priority as workplaces reopen

Health and Benefits|Talent|Integrated Wellbeing
COVID 19 Coronavirus

August 28, 2020

Providing protective resources and clear procedures on workplace safety are leading priorities as organizations reopen physical sites.
Providing protective resources and clear procedures on workplace safety are leading priorities as organizations reopen physical sites.

Safety is a top priority as workplaces reopen.

  • 77% furloughed workers are being brought back
  • 24% laid-off workers are being brought back

Temporary changes being incorporated

  • 79% salary cuts
  • 80% reduced hours
  • Planning for more employees working onsite, 34% currently vs. 65% expected Q1, 2021

Strategies deployed to support safe reopening

  • 71% Clear procedures on workplace safety
  • 68% Updated workplace safety protocols
  • 58% Develop strategies for how employees will return
  • 55% Crafted reopening communication strategy
  • 68% have or plan to use employee listening strategies to identify concerns tied to onsite work

Most plan to provide screening and protective equipment to employees

  • 76% to provide PPE such as masks
  • 73% to require masks in public locations
  • 49% to require masks in all public areas of the workplace
  • 24% to require at all times when not eating or drinking
  • 61% to use a questionnaire to screen returning employees
  • 54% to employ thermal scans
  • 18% to do remote or on-site PCR tests
  • 67% have a plan for an exposure
  • 32% have a plan for a second wave

Checklist for safely reopening

  • Develop clear reopening policies and procedures
  • Update workplace safety protocols
  • Use listening strategies to identify employee concerns and needs
  • Establish policies regarding PPE and screening methods
  • Develop a plan for workplace exposure and subsequent waves
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