As more businesses and organizations return to work during the pandemic, it’s important for them to have a plan in place to keep employees safe and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. This training course teaches managers and supervisors how to implement a comprehensive plan to minimize the health risks their employees are exposed to when they return to work.

Viewers learn the first step in creating a plan is to form a “return to work team” that includes a representative from every area of the company. Outside resources such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) have websites that can be referred to when creating a plan. They offer guidance for a variety of work settings.

All plans should address the basics such as social distancing, handwashing, sanitizing, and respiratory etiquette. Each company is unique and will need to establish the best practices for their work environment. For example, to enable social distancing, companies may need to redefine workflows, adjust scheduling, and prepare their facility with engineering controls.

Viewers are also shown the importance of conducting a job risk analysis, which examines the risk level each job has of exposure to the virus. After the risk levels have been determined, appropriate safety measures can be implemented to minimize risk of exposure.

Complete this course to learn how to prepare a safe work environment for employees.