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The COVID-19 pandemic is no longer only a global health crisis, but also an economic crisis impacting people throughout the world.
While India has been in lockdown since 25th March, India Inc. has opened war rooms where the C-Suite has only one agenda in mind - getting back to the normal, post-lockdown.
Soon, when the Indian companies are going to tell their employees it’s time to leave home and return to work, they need to follow a detailed checklist for safe start of operations where each element of the plan integrates employee safety at the core. It is essential to put together a health plan to ensure safe working conditions post COVID-19 lockdown.
ekincare can help ensure that workspaces are safe and healthy for your employees while adhering to government regulations.
While businesses are set to reopen in a safe and practical way, it is advisable to redefine seating at offices in accordance with social distancing norms, introduce shift-based work, go virtual with meetings, ramp up cleaning protocol with frequent sanitization, and reintroduction of access cards in place of biometric.
Ahead of the employees’ return, HRs can also give teams a safety guide outlining how they can protect themselves and their teammates in the office and can also plan to offer everyone a welcome back package with items like masks, vitamin C tablets, magic body heating pads, protective gloves, and mini hand sanitizers.
At the end of the confinement, many would-be eager to return to the workplace as everyone needs a break from home life, employees would also be excited to see their teammates again and express a newfound appreciation for the comforts of the office.
While the whole returning to the work process has to be a gradual process, adequate measures have to be taken to ensure proper safety for the employees.
While employees would soon return to work, here are some simple daily habits they should follow to keep themselves and their families safe when they are transitioning from work to home:
As the nation continues to fight this global pandemic and businesses hope to get back to their normal, it’s better to be cautious and practice these tips to keep yourself and your family safe while returning home from work.
ekincare has chalked out comprehensive Back to Work plans for organizations of all sizes with an emphasis on awareness, prevention, and protection of employees and workplaces.
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