Avoiding physical contact with others is key during the COVID-19 pandemic. ISO 45005, a new international standard published in December 2020, recommends that organizations enable their workers to work from home wherever possible. But not every employee can handle 100% of their tasks from home. So, companies have to set up preventative measures and safeguards to make working in the office as safe as possible for their employees. If these actions are well prepared and comprehensive, employees will not only feel safer at the workspace, but it will also strengthen their trust in company leadership.
It is therefore not only worthwhile for preventative health reasons that you anticipate changing situations in a timely manner, adjust how work is conducted at the office accordingly and regularly communicate the right rules for workplace safety.