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7 Ways to Promote Safety and Social Distancing at Work

Posted by Wilmot Modular on June 11, 2020

Handwashing to promote safety while social distancing at work

As COVID-19 continues to make its impact in many industries, you may find yourself wondering what comes next. How can you return to your job sites or get back to work while still maintaining social distancing measures? There are a number of measures that have become commonplace across job sites--and many of those measures may be around for a while.

1. Temperature checking.

Temperature checking has become common across many workplaces. Some record those temperatures while others simply check that their employees don’t have a fever.

COVID Temperature Check Point

2. Not sharing work tools and equipment.

While tool-sharing can increase efficiency and cut down costs, it can also increase the risk of spreading illnesses. By avoiding sharing tools, or cleaning tools thoroughly before sharing them with someone else, you can decrease the likelihood of spreading germs at your workplace or while on various job sites. Many companies are increasing the number of each specific tool they have to make it easier to avoid transmission.  

3. Hiring cleaning crews to disinfect work areas between shifts.

Cleaning crews can come in and disinfect work areas between shifts, ensuring that all high-touch surfaces or shared areas are free of potential contaminants. This, in turn, can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading between one shift and the next.

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4. Hand washing stations on job sites.

These stations make it easier for workers to keep up with hand washing, especially after touching high-contact surfaces and before eating.

Hand Washing Station Layout

5. Shower and locker rooms on job sites. 

Shower and locker rooms can help prevent people from accidentally taking germs home, and locker rooms also allow employees to leave their gear at work!

Shower room in shipping container to fight COVID-19

6. Splitting teams up or distancing them.

By distancing teams or splitting their hours of operation, it's easier to prevent the whole job site from shutting down. It’s important to keep up-to-date with your individual state’s guidelines on social distancing in the workplace. 

Mobile Office to Promote Social Distancing

7. Creating more physical space.

Because fewer people can work in each office or building, many companies are expanding the size of their work space. Modular buildings are a great way to get that extra space you need to keep your employees safe and socially distanced! 

Modular Office Building for Social Distancing

As more and more companies return to their workplaces, things may look different from what many of us have been used to.

Our team is here to help with that transition. We have designed hand washing stations and check-in stations that promote safety. Not only do they make it easier to keep employees healthy, but they can easily be moved around the job site depending on your specific needs. We also lease and sell shower and locker rooms, as well as modular offices, to accommodate and social distancing guidelines. Additional services like cleaning, install, and monthly changes of special air filters are all offered to customers that have bought buildings (or rented) with us.

Reach out today to learn more!

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