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Tips to Lower Risk of Disease Transmission

Tips to Lower Risk of Disease Transmission

Here are some ways employers can lower the risk of disease transmission:

  • Ensure sick employees stay home.
  • Separate employees who become sick at work until they can return home.
  • Allow employees to telecommute if possible.
  • Give people physical space, such as allowing six feet between employees.
  • Do not shake hands; cover coughs and sneezes; and wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Wipe down surfaces touched by employees and customers with disinfecting products.
  • Ask employees not to share phones, desks, or other work equipment, if possible.
  • Change employee start and end times to avoid large numbers of employees coming in together.
  • Cancel unnecessary meetings or events if attendees cannot maintain sufficient distance between one another.
  • If holding events, take precautions by asking those who are ill not to attend, and remind attendees to take actions to protect themselves and other attendees.
  • Suspend nonessential employee travel.
  • Provide additional accommodations to at-risk employees – such as those with existing medical conditions or who are more than 50 years old.
  • Post informational posters around the workplace.