Like everything else, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t going to last forever. Businesses will open (or are opening) and people will return to work. To prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace, you need to implement several measures. According to the CDC, workspaces should be cleaned and disinfected in line with the agency’s detailed instructions. Here are a few ways you can keep your workspace clean and prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
1. Wash Your Hands
One of the CDC’s recommendations to keep COVID-19 at bay has been to wash your hands using soap and water regularly. For it to be effective, the handwashing session should last 20 minutes or more. Remind your employees to wash hands:
- Before a meal
- After leaving the bathroom
- Before, during, and after food preparation
- After sneezing, coughing, or blowing the nose
- After changing baby diapers or caring for a sick person
- After handling garbage
- After handling animals, their food, and waste
Where soap and water aren’t available, people should use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The alcohol content in the sanitizers should be between 65 and 90 percent for it to be effective. If you have visibly dirty hands, the best solution is using soap and water.
2. Maintain Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says coronavirus spreads through the air when infected individuals cough or sneeze. Since the virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China, a lot of information has been gathered about it. For instance, it is suggested that standing near an infected individual can get you infected. If the virus lands on surfaces it is likely to linger for longer.
That’s why you should learn to cough and sneeze the right way. To prevent spreading the virus on surfaces, the CDC recommends that you avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands. Instead, cover your nose and mouth with your upper sleeve or tissue when you sneeze or cough. When you are finished, through the used tissue into a bin.
Even better, wear a mask when out there. You will protect yourself from getting infected and also protect others in case you are infected. It will also be impossible for you to contaminate work surfaces with the virus causing COVID-19.
3. Regularly Clean Your Workstation
You don’t have to be a housekeeper to keep your work station clean. Regularly wipe surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, desks, remote controls, and keyboards. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you only need a regular detergent to clean workspaces and rid them of the COVID-19. Avoid wasting money on new cleaning agents. Using your regular cleaning products, follow all the instructions on the label. Alternatively, you could use disposable wipes.
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