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Employers adapted the workplace for social distancing
December 16, 2020
Many offices took precautions at the beginning of the pandemic, including working remotely, mask mandates in the workplace and even improved air filtration in certain corporations. However, one of the biggest challenges is social-distancing at work.
To comply with the new social-distancing guidelines, many Californian businesses implemented precautions such as reconfiguring workplaces, moving more employees to remote work or limiting staff members’ time in the office.
However, while remote work is a crucial aspect of social distancing for most companies, most businesses do not believe they could retain a full-time remote position for most of their employees.
Recent research suggests the working environment will shift to a new hybrid format where staff members spend 50% of their time in an office, 42% of their time in a home-based office and 7% in a co-working space, according to
an article from Business Insurance
Safety is the priority
Once restrictions started to reduce across the country, many companies experimented with how they could continue social distancing and bring people into the office. Even the company’s insurers could evaluate how certain strategies could reduce or spike causes in a business.
Insurers also evaluate how some new techniques could have further implications like automatic doors and touch-free elevators may fail and cause injury, for example.
No matter what the company chooses to implement, the owners have to prioritize their employees’ health. It helps them protect their staff members and keeps their claims low over time. However, it’s important to update your practices when the CDC releases new guidelines.