COVID-19 has imposed a ‘new normal’ for manufacturers around the world that will likely become a ‘permanent normal’ for how we think and act to contain this crisis – and future pandemics. Besides figuring out better supply chain solutions, those who re-open their operations must expand upon existing safety protocols, rapidly deploying plans to protect their people and facilities – all while remaining in compliance with federal, state and local guidelines.
Here’s what small businesses and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommend when you’re planning to reopen your business as safely as possible.
As the country continues to follow social distancing guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing feelings of stress, fear and nervousness. These feelings are normal, and people typically bounce back after difficult times. For now, these measures are critical to help slow the spread of disease to avoid overwhelming the health care system so ill patients can be cared for over time
Maintaining a routine, helping others and taking time to focus on self-care are among the tips one Ball State University professor is sharing to help people stay “sane and safe” while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused chaos across every tier of organizations, a situation I’d argue hasn’t been observed since 9/11. During these unusual times, many businesses have scrambled to reorganize plans at the last minute. As leaders set up remote workforces, schedule immediate calls with clients and customers, and refocus the budget, they can quickly lose focus.
Merely seeing the word in print can get the heart beating faster and the palms sweating as we think about all the things in our life that cause us stress. Our families, our next visit to the doctors, and certainly our work life. With the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and many being forced to work from home, finding ways to de-stress and cope in uncertain times is paramount.