Pandemic Preparedness in Manufacturing
During these unprecedented times, corporate pandemic and infectious disease policies have become indispensable tools for helping manufacturing organizations protect their workforce and ensure worker safety and continued operations. A comprehensive plan, coupled with standardized training that includes testing and verification, helps to ensure employees and contractors are aware of their roles and responsibilities during a crisis, and know how and when to take preventive measures to protect themselves and others.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, it can be especially challenging for safety professionals in the manufacturing industry to stay abreast of worker safety precautions, compliance standards, and regulations related to the outbreak. While recommendations and requirements may continue to change, there are best practices that manufacturing companies should follow to ensure their workers are consistently protected and prepared.