Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts, outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.
To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. For employers who have already planned for influenza pandemics, planning for COVID-19 may involve updating plans to address the specific exposure risks, sources of exposure, routes of transmission, and other unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 (i.e., compared to pandemic influenza viruses).
Employers who have not prepared for pandemic events should prepare themselves and their workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions.
Lack of continuity planning can result in a cascade of failures as employers attempt to address challenges of COVID-19 with insufficient resources and workers who might not be adequately trained for jobs they may have to perform under pandemic conditions.
RJ consulting group developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.
This guidance is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including as new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts, becomes available.
Managing Through the Corona virus Crisis
The economic impact of the coronavirus calls on leaders to step up on multiple fronts:
– Attending to people’s immediate needs
– Ensuring the health of the business
– Scanning the continually changing business and societal landscape
– Positioning the enterprise to thrive in a new normal
Restarting Work Safely and Under Control
As companies emerge from lockdown, they are striving to ensure the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations. They want to do both cost-effectively and with an eye toward transformation and renewal.
For most companies, returning to yesterday’s version of work is not a recipe for success, and restarting the business may not happen all at once
Safety is the most important of our core values. It is our first priority during every work day.
Involvement in and support of the community are at the heart of our company.
Structure’s commitment to green building and sustainability is long-standing.