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Is your workplace ready for the new normal?
A recent story in Women’s Health points our that pandemics have historically lasted as long as 36 months. If that is true, then COVID isn’t going away anytime soon and your workplace will need to adapt before employees return. The Atlantic is even suggesting that some employees will never go back to a shared workspace. But for many companies, working from home is not a permanent or an ideal solution.
If you are planning to bring your employees back into the workplace, keeping your workforce healthy, making them feel safe, and showing them that they are valued resources will require some modifications. Tips on making your workplace safe include regularly disinfecting surfaces, improving ventilation, and practicing social distancing. The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently and sometimes between each use. Some of those high-touch surfaces may be items you haven’t even thought of like these dirtiest spots in the office so you need to pay attention to everything that employees touch.
One often overlooked surface is at the entrance to your facility. Especially if you have one main entry point, this surface may be touched by every employee as they arrive. Security and controlled access is as important as ever, but it may be time to rethink the process. If you use a keypad for access control, consider installing contactless solutions like touchless access. While cleaning and disinfecting surfaces seems to be a standard recommendation, wouldn’t it be better to have fewer surfaces to clean and fewer potential sources of virus transfer?
Contactless card readers or proximity key fobs are one option to control access to your facilities without having to touch a germ-laden keypad. If you prefer biometric identification you can switch from a fingerprint reader to facial recognition for contactless entry. Employees can be recognized from a distance of up to three feet. Either option allows you to keep your building secure while keeping your staff safe from the spread of germs. As a bonus, proximity cards can help enforce social distancing and provide data for contact tracing if there is an outbreak.
Contactless access control is just one way that can prepare your facilities for the new normal.
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