ELMHURST, IL — CHIEF RELEASED A SAFE WORK PLAYBOOK OUTLINING PROCEDURES TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS SAFE DURING AND BEYOND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.
In these unprecedented times, we are all adapting work place protocol to keep our stakeholder safe. Learn how Chief created a Safe Work Playbook to ensure the safety of employees and smooth operations during the global pandemic.
1. CONFIRM YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH STATE MANDATES
Before executing safe work protocols, you need to ensure your company is able to operate under current state mandates. Check the status of your state here or at your state's official web page:
2. CREATE AN INTERNAL RESPONSE TEAM
Making a Work Safe Playbook can be a daunting task. Create an internal response team, representing all departments, to ensure all aspects of your operations are covered.
3. REVIEW PLAYBOOK EXAMPLES & RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HEALTH AGENCIES
Companies across the world and across all industries are implementing safe work protocols in order to keep their employees and customers safe. Therefore, there are countless examples of procedures that can be applied to your own business. Here are a couple of examples that we found useful while constructing our Safe Work Playbook:
You must also educate yourself on standards and recommendations from health agencies such as the Center of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These guidelines will help shape your Safe Work Playbook into a successful one. Guiding principles from the CDC that should be at the forefront of your playbook include:
- Cleanliness - cleaning & disinfecting of your facilities
- Social Distancing - staying at least 6 feet away
- Employee Protection - washing hands and personal protective equipment (PPE)
4. ASSESS YOUR CURRENT PROCESSES & PROCEDURES
With your team, review your current processes and procedures to identify high risk areas where you need to implement CDC recommended protocols, such as social distancing and PPE. Don't forget to reference examples from other companies!
Also, we strongly recommend seeking outside legal council where applicable before implementing any new procedures that affect your operations and employees.
5. IMPLEMENT & MAKE CHANGES WHERE NEEDED
Employ your new playbook and make changes where you see fit. This is new territory for us all and you need to be open to opportunities of improvement as your business begins to ramp back up to full capacity.
CHIEF'S SAFE WORK PLAYBOOK
Request the latest copy of our Safe Work Playboo k or find other resources here on our Coronavirus Response Page.