In the face of a public health crisis it is important that you as an employer reinforce good hygiene practices and educate your workforce with accurate information. Here are some necessary safety precautions that may help to reduce the risk of viruses spreading in the workplace.
- Ensuring your cleaning service provider are disinfecting (using approved products) and cleaning high touch surfaces and objects such as door knobs, desks, phones, keyboards, countertops, elevator buttons, microwave, fridges, etc.
- Ensuring your staff are provided with hand sanitisers and disposable wipes in multiple locations of your office or factory
- Encouraging staff with safe practices such as frequent hand wash, avoid touching face, eyes, nose mouth, covering sneezes and coughs, staying home when sick, avoid handshakes and general good hygiene practices. For more information visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au