SAFETY & OPERATIONS

RESUMING OPERATIONS POST COVID-19

The White House Task Force recently released guidelines for returning to work, yet there is more to be considered for employers.

Hylant advisors shared recommendations and considerations to help you plan for reopening. Content from the webinar included preparedness in three areas:

1.      Facility readiness for operations
2.      Safety and compliance
3.      Employee engagement 

Download slides, including additional answers to questions.

SAFETY & CASUALTY LOSS CONTROL

Given the circumstances, it's possible that suddenly your business has a workforce working at home, that possibly has never worked remotely. Check out a few resources available to help you and your employees stay safe and healthy at home.

Resources
Coronavirus Workplace Considerations: Safety & Casualty Loss Control
Hylant's Ergonomics & Safety Guide

What you should know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19 - https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm

IDLE FACILITY PROPERTY LOSS CONTROL

Several factors make vacant and idle facilities particularly vulnerable to loss. During this period of uncertainty and reduced staffing due to the COVID-19 virus, it is especially important to prepare and mitigate the risks that are unique to vacant or idle facilities. Read more about the strategies you can take to mitigate risks associated with vacant and idle properties here.

CYBERSECURITY

Criminals prey on unfortunate circumstances, seeking to capitalize on victims during times of panic and hardship. Unfortunately, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told individuals to be vigilant about scams related to COVID-19.

Cybercriminals have been known to pose as charities or legitimate websites to lure victims into sending money or revealing personal information. Individuals should scrutinize any email, text or social media post related to COVID-19 and be cautious when clicking any links or attachments.

CISA offered specific guidelines for individuals to avoid being scammed online:

  • Avoid clicking links from unsolicited emails, and be wary of email attachments.
  • Use trusted sources when looking for factual information on COVID-19, such as CDC.gov.
  • Never give out personal or financial information via email, even if the sender seems legitimate.
  • Never respond to emails soliciting personal or financial information.
  • Verify a charity’s authenticity before making any donations.


It’s not always easy to disregard messages from senders that seem reputable, like banks. If individuals have any doubts about an email from a seemingly legitimate source, they should navigate to the organization’s website and use the contact information there to reach out. Individuals should never respond to the initial message.

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