The Covid pandemic has already infected millions of our fellow Americans in the US, and many more are still at risk. Without a viable coronavirus or Covid-19 vaccine, prevention is still our number one defense against the deadly virus. Here are ten practical Covid-19 Lifehacks from enKo Products that may help keep everyone in the workplace safe.
HANDS – Wash them Often!
Hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective preventive measures against viruses. The CDC advises thorough and frequent hand washing using soap and water to help eliminate the germs. You should include washing the back of the hands, in-between fingers and nails, for at least 20 seconds.
Life Hack # 1
Promote proper and frequent hand washing within the company. Workers, customers, and worksite visitors alike should have a place to wash their hands. Make sure that there is always soap and water available in the wash area.
Hack # 2
For places inside the company where soap and water aren’t immediately available, provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Health authorities recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or isopropyl composition against the novel Coronavirus or Covid-19.
ELBOW – Cough into It!
The virus primarily spreads via air droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes. Experts advise covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to help minimize the spread of infection.
Hack # 3
Promote proper respiratory etiquette in the workplace. If you don’t have a handkerchief/ tissue, you can use your elbow to cover your mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing.
Hack # 4
Give customers and the general public easy access to readily available tissues and trash bins. This method will help a lot in averting a potential infection in your company. It also demonstrates to customers and visitors that your company is doing its part in safeguarding their health.
FACE – Don’t touch it!
According to WHO’s intel on the life cycle of the Coronavirus / Covid-19, the virus can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours. That means it can quickly transfer to your hands from doorknobs, stair railings, and numerous other objects. Thus, it’s essential to avoid touching your face with your hands.
Hack # 5
Encourage everyone to practice using their non-dominant hands for daily use on doorknobs and handling things in general. The reason for this is that we are less likely to touch our face with non-dominant hands.
Hack # 6
Keep a Lysol, Dettol, or Antibacterial spray near the door for instant sanitation after every use. Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the entire workplace with alcohol-based sanitizers. They include tables, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, stair rails, elevator buttons, toilets, faucets, sinks, and the like.
SPACE – Keep a Safe distance!
Refrain from getting close contact with people who are sick. Place distance between yourself and other people if the virus has already spread in your community. Like older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, some people have a higher risk of serious illness.
Hack # 7
Discourage employees from using their co-employees phones, computers, work stations, or work tools and equipment as much as possible. Consider reducing face-to-face contact between workers even during breaks. Try designating work tasks that help employees maintain a distance of six feet away from other employees, customers, and visitors.
Hack # 8
Establish clear company policies and procedures for the prompt identification and isolation of sick people, if necessary. Encourage workers to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of the disease if they suspect potential exposure.
HOME – Stay if you can!
If you have no reason to go out, then don’t. Stay at home as much as possible, and you’ll be lowering your risk of getting infected.
Hack # 9
Encourage employees to stay at home if they are ill. Make sure that sick leave policies are lenient and compliant with public health guidelines. Everyone must be knowledgeable of these essential policies.
Hack # 10.
Explore potential work policies and practices, such as flexible workstations and working hours, which are ideal for the current situation. They include telecommuting or working at home and staggered shifts, especially if the health experts advise them.
Arm Yourself with the Latest Information on Coronavirus!
Lastly, make it a point to update yourself with the latest news and information regarding the pandemic. You can do this by visiting CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions on the life threatening Coronavirus (Covid-19) and other health authority sites.
Your company must also have a plan on how to flexibly respond to different levels of viral infection in the community. It must be ready to modify its business response plans when necessary.
We are one in this global pandemic! And as always, we at enKo Products are ready to provide you with the cheapest direct thermal labels, dymo labels, stretch film and more, for your business. Despite these challenging times, we still maintain our promise on providing customers with some of the lowest prices on high-quality compatible labels online! Discover numerous labeling hacks and other helpful tips from our blog.
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