Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath will be one of the biggest business challenges of our time. To keep operations going while minimizing the risk to employees and customers, most organizations have adapted new ways of working that have left their offices, factories, stores, and other facilities relatively empty. The health and safety of the workforce should be management’s top priority as it considers how to bring operations back to some semblance of normal. This is, of course, a moral, ethical, and legal concern for all companies. And from a business perspective, safeguarding employees’ well-being is paramount because no plan to resume normal operations can succeed without them. Once it’s possible to reopen offices, factories and distribution centers, management teams will face the challenge of keeping them safe.
Keeping the workplace clean can inhibit the spread of communicable diseases, making it safe to work once again. Offices will not only require deep cleaning and disinfecting but also new protocols and practices to achieve a safe and healthy environment at work. This will also include change in the workplace layout and implementing changes to allow for physical distancing; putting in place a plan for systematic cleaning and disinfection of workspaces and tools as well as stocking up on cleaning supplies and any protective equipment that may be needed (such as masks and gloves). For that matter, any space that involves people, may it be malls, restaurants, stores, etc. would need a similar treatment for keeping their employees and customers safe. Therefore, having a trusted professional disease and biohazard remediation company on your side is so important. Everything boils down to one statement that we cannot stop living, we need to adapt to the new normal.