The New Normal
Covid has brought us many changes. The format of our safety meeting has also changed. Due to social distancing needs, gathering everyone in a small room for a meeting is frowned. We are hoping this format will offer a suitable replacement and offer some advantages as well.
We will continue to offer updates on the company, talk about safety, and have a safety quiz at the end. The winner of the quiz will continue to choose their preference for the breakroom for the month.
Expect changes, we don’t expect to get it perfect on the first shot.
That being said, I’ll try and keep it short on the first one.
Plastic: 2-3 days. (ie machine surfaces, shopping cart handles)
Cardboard: 24 hours. (boxes, packaging)
Aerosol Droplets: 3 hours (the empty room or restroom you just walked into and took off your mask in)
Stainless Steel: 2-3 days (door handles, machine parts)
When washing your hands, its important to lather your hands for 20 seconds to breakdown the fatty membrane around the virus.
Cover your sneeze, and make sure those around you do as well. A sneeze can expel aerosols 19-25 feet and travel at speeds of over 100 mph.
We had all hoped this would be over by now. It appears that we are just settling in. The masks are annoying, wearing gloves while working is harder and tasks take longer, your hands are probably cracking from so much hand washing, and its exhausting and fatiguing to keep up with everything COVID brings along. That said, its critically important that we maintain cleaning and safety precautions.
If you have a fever of over 99 degrees, you are not to be at work. If you have symptoms similar to COVID, go get tested instead of coming to work.
COVID survives on surfaces for varying lengths of time