July 1, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the workplace landscape as many employers have opted to transition to a hybrid or full-time work from home structure, opening the door for new potential work-related injuries. In an article written for CEO Today, “Returning to Work 2021: Implementing a Risk Management Strategy with the Employee in Mind,” Senior Employment Counsel Corinne Spencer and Attorney Antwoin Wall discuss how employers can implement updated safety practices to protect their employees and themselves.
According to the attorneys, employers should create a safety plan for their remote employees and find ways to ensure all employees are set up to follow this plan, as well as specific communication and emergency response plans. Employers must consider ergonomics, electrical safety, fire safety, affecting lighting, the mental health of employees, and more when determining and evaluating these plans in order to successfully mitigate risk.
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Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/378AYId