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Working Safely

Please share your ideas about what employers and workers can do to keep workers and customers safe.
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Continuing Telework and Remote Work

Businesses that can continue telework options for their employees should do so. Only workers who physically have to be in the workplace to conduct operational and workplace support should return. This will allow businesses to monitor conditions, as well as still have continuity of business operations. The can return employees through a phase process.



Per request for a Phase Plan



**Phase 1**



1. Essential... more »

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Employee Interaction

Employee interaction must be limited, and PPE must be used including face masks and gloves where needed. Sanitizing prior to shift and after, as well as limiting the sharing or equipment. Education is essential to promote compliance. In theory, if everyone follows the PPE and social distancing guidelines, workplace sickness should almost be a non-issue.

In addition, continue the trend with working at home when possible... more »

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Remote Working Must Stay

I just wanted to drop a quick email for some positive feedback in case you're not getting anything but complaints. Remote telework is going well for several of us in the Warrensburg office and we love the peacefulness of a quiet work space. This enables us to be more efficient and productive without all the loud chaos. Once we have this all worked out, I feel this truly will be a beneficial tool. I hope to see this remaining... more »

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Work From Home

We've been working from home for 44 days now.. Going in to the office for a couple of hours, once every 12 work days to pick up mail, restart the desktop we're logging in to from home when it updated itself and didn't restart, etc. Since business can be successfully done this way, it should continue until there is a covid-19 vaccination or reasonable treatment if you get sick. Reasonable being an antibiotic of something... more »

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Give Individuals the choice to stay home

Even with intentions to reopen the economy, It should finally be the individuals choice if they wish to WFH, provided they can, that they should be able to continue to do so. DOL should require employers to give employee's that choice, until the individuals and their families can be vaccinated, because schools should focus on remote schooling until then. One does not want to lose their family members over someone's hurried... more »

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Emergency Temporary Standard

Voluntary guidance is good, but it becomes increasingly clear every day as we see workers getting sick and dying in health care, meat processing, transportation and other occupations that we need a strong, enforceable Emergency Temporary Standard that covers all workers. If OSHA isn't on the job protecting Essential Workers no, and all workers as they go back to work, we're inviting an even more devastating Second Wave... more »

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STRICTLY ENFORCE CDC and OSHA GUIDELINES

Assuring safe and healthful working conditions to Business owners, workers and customers are not only for the purpose of compliance but for the long-term stability of the business or entity. Safety can be simply done by revisiting your policies and procedures and by providing information, education and training to all your employees about OSHA and CDC guidelines.

Familiarity with CDC and OSHA, all can be guided during... more »

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Supporting Simple Steps

Smaller compliance tasks seem to get more traction:

1\. Close the break room and other common meeting areas.

2\. Require a mask or covering in office

3\. Increase sanitation/disinfecting (take volunteers)

4\. Use phone extensions to contact office members or chat service.

5\. No visitors allowed

6\. Meetings should be held via conference call or web.

7\. Maintain social distancing

8\. No community food offerings... more »

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protective measures

N95 masks should be available to all who what them - can't be purchased at present

Protective gloves available to all who want - on backorder many suppliers

Alcohol based wipes should be available in mass - on back order most suppliers

Covid19 tests should be available to all including those without symptoms - not the case

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Ensure that Workers Are Not Incentivized to Show Up Sick/Exposed

A crucial component of reducing the spread of COVID-19 requires that workers showing signs of illness or who have known exposure to the virus need to avoid being at work, where they might infect other workers, customers, and fellow commuters. Congress recognized the importance of ensuring that workers can stay home from work to protect the public health by including paid sick leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response... more »

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Working in offices

I believe that anyone that works in an office should continue to work remotely. Office workers tend to have limited bathroom facilities and meeting areas. Therefore, there will be a lot of close activity among co-workers in small spaces. I believe this could become problematic and possibly cause further outbreaks of the virus. It would be difficult for office workers to wear masks and gloves while working on computers.... more »

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National Requirement for Face Covering in Workplace

I believe that the social stigma of wearing a mask in public would be greatly eased if it were a requirement for employees to wear some sort of facial covering at all times while in the workplace. I believe that a government mandate is necessary for this to occur, as there are widely differing opinions on the severity of the risk the pandemic poses to the public, and would alleviate some pressure on management/supervisory... more »

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Nursing Homes, Meatpacking Plants

Thank you to Governor Lee of Tennessee for pledging to test all those in nursing homes. This vulnerable population needs to be kept as safe as possible. In addition, workers need PPE and regular testing. Thank you nursing home employees for your caring service.

The requirement of meatpacking workers to go back to work in current conditions is very dangerous for them and their communities. Workers have already died and... more »

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