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LabCorp Employer Services provides screening and testing solutions for returning to the workplace.

Here are additional safety tips for employers:

  • Continue social distancing practices.
    • Close small conference rooms and create six feet between stations in larger meeting spaces.
    • Remove chairs from break rooms.
    • Stagger entry and departure times.
    • Create more distance between workstations on assembly lines and similarly close working interactions.
    • Install plexiglass partitions where distance cannot be limited.
  • Consider whether you will implement daily questionnaires and/or temperature screening.
    • How and where will temperatures be taken and what is the threshold temperature for entry? Communicate this process and the criteria clearly prior to implementation. Also think through potential bottlenecks and ensure a process that allows employees to move through quickly and efficiently to maintain social distancing.
    • Many businesses are scanning temperatures outside the facility.
    • Identify and secure any personal protective equipment you want to provide for those implementing the temperature screening.
    • If an employee reads above the established threshold, have materials available to provide them direction on their next steps and yours.
  • Restrict access to avoid cross pollination.
    • Employees should be confined to specific areas as much as possible to come in contact with the fewest amount of people. Consider defined times for break room access, assigned restrooms, etc.
    • Limit access to each office or cube to one person at a time and establish who cleans and wipes down an area when an IT professional or someone else has to be in someone’s space.
  • Remove equipment that requires consistent touches throughout the day.
    • Find new ways for employees to log their time to avoid a time clock touched by every employee.
    • Adapt the security process to avoid touching a button to request entry.
    • Disinfect turnstiles, doorknobs and other touch points.
  • Limit team members carpooling in the field and clearly outline the maximum number of employees per vehicle and expected protocols for protection.
  • Clean HVAC systems and change filters more frequently. A key factor in evaluating mechanical systems regards whether the building was partially or completely shut-down.