One of the really beneficial things about the past few months is scientists and researchers have found new ways to reduce transmission. We may not have a cure, but we do have concrete methods that have been proven to keep people safer.
Employee and Customer Separation Panels
You’ve probably already seen them in gas stations and other customer-facing positions, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t work to incorporate them into your own workspace. Separation panels effectively block the transmission of droplets that transmit COVID-19, keeping your staff safe and protected from those who are carrying it.
This might seem tricky to do in a warehouse space with so many moving parts, but most facilities boast much more space for maneuvering than conventional office buildings. Your team is already most likely acquainted with the need for enforcing space between stations to avoid safety risks. Approach social distancing the same as you would if you wanted to keep your team far away from dangerous machinery.
We get it—they’re uncomfortable, they’re annoying, they muffle your speech. But the thing is, masks aren’t necessarily designed to make your day-to-day life easier. They’re meant to help everyone around you stay healthy; isn’t that the most important thing? Mask usage, combined with social distancing (in a space that already has separation panels present), is a great way not only to show your employees their health matters to you, but actually maintain productivity.