Weekly Column

Weekly Column

Safely Returning to Work

After local and national economies were effectively forced to close in response to coronavirus this spring, communities across the nation are continuing to slowly and cautiously reopen. While it is encouraging to see businesses opening back up and Americans returning to work, it’s important to keep in mind that life as we know it is not yet back to normal. Until there are effective treatments, therapeutics and ultimately a vaccine to control COVID-19, we must continue to take precautions, including adapting our workplace operations.

Though the battle against COVID-19 is not yet over, it is not sustainable to keep businesses closed and workers at home. While employers may feel pressure to ramp up production or operations at full speed ahead to make up for lost time, it is critical that workers are shielded from potential health hazards. Indeed, returning to more regular functions and operations requires thoughtful preparation, gradual action and continual evaluation.






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