Reducing Employee Risk of Contracting the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the Workplace March 12 2020
Posted by on March 12, 2020
When a member of an organization’s workforce contracts any contagious illness, not only does the business suffer from the subsequent absenteeism of the employee, but productivity loss can also occur when a worker is suffering from illness and attempting to work. But there is particular concern over the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus that could be a devastating impact to both business operations and individual health. Fortunately, Rainbow Technology makes several different products which can be distributed throughout the workforce which can significantly reduce the incidence and transmission of everything from common cold and influenza viruses, to more serious viruses such as COVID-19. These are simple yet effective products that can work in conjunction with one another to keep employees safe and maintain optimum productivity.
Our Instant Hand Sanitizer is the first line of defense against the contraction and transmission of communicable illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the use of hand sanitizer for controlling the spread of contagious viral and bacterial agents: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
In addition to our Instant Hand Sanitizer, wearing our Disposable Vinyl Gloves will also provide excellent protection for employees, and prevent transmission of communicable diseases. Disciplined use of both of these products will ensure healthy workers will not contract illness from any other workers or customers whom they come into contact. The Vinyl gloves are particularly useful for those who have a latex allergy and cannot use latex gloves.
In addition to hand washing, ensuring that community areas in the workplace are clean and germ free is a great preventative step to ensure a healthy workforce. Rainbow Technology has put together what’s called the Water Cooler Cleaner Kit with the ideal mix of cleaning products and cleansers to ensure that no diseases such as the COVID-19 Coronavirus are transmitted in the high traffic, public areas within the workplace.
Outside of the main workplace where there is less control over the environment, a higher level of protection is required. We recommend employees that are deployed (such as Service Technicians) use our Disposable Nitrile Powder-Free gloves. These gloves are more wear-resistant, but still provide excellent tactile feedback and little loss of dexterity. These gloves are robust enough to protect not only against the transmission of communicable illnesses, but also protect the wearer from direct skin exposure to any lubricants, solvents, or other hazardous chemicals they may come into contact with as a part of their normal duties. Another valuable addition for both deployed employees as well as those housed in a centralized location is the Infection Control & Clean-Up Kit. This kit (actually two in one package) meets OSHA requirements for protection against exposure to HIV, Hepatitis, and other blood-borne pathogens.
These products from Rainbow Technology, along with well-thought policies and procedures can all but eliminate the transmission of all contagious illness within the workplace, including the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Use of these products will also boost confidence in your company not only from employees, but also customers and the community at large. The huge demand for products associated with personal protection against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases have overwhelmed the supply chain for components that go into producing products such as Instant Hand Sanitizer so there could be delays in getting products shipped. Rainbow Technology has production in high gear and more and more product is becoming available everyday so get your orders in ASAP before the supply chain can no longer support the demand.