The COVID-19 Checklist
Are you doing what’s necessary to keep your drivers safe?
This article is based on a portion of a webinar given by Michael “Tree” Kiester, CSP, the Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Booster Fuels. Booster is a contactless gas and diesel delivery service based in San Mateo, California, that has reinvented how fleets stay fueled in America.
Because of COVID-19, it’s been a rough go for business in America and around the world. As we get through the thick of the pandemic, we’re seeing that businesses have had to fundamentally change how they conduct business on a daily basis because of how this disease spreads. Today, we’ll explore the many ways you can adapt your business to keep your people safe and your business efficient.
FIRST, WE EDUCATE
Let’s begin with the resources at your disposal for information, advice and changing or new legal requirements of business owners. Local and county health authorities, state health organizations, the CDC and Telemedicine can all assist in providing thorough information that you can pass on to your employees.
That said, your employees can’t enact sound safety practices if they don’t know what they are. That’s why it’s imperative for you to enact COVID-specific training to educate your workforce on the best ways to keep your business moving while staying both safe and healthy. Your employees should be able to identify, prevent and combat its spread.
Every employee should know the COVID symptoms from the CDC.
Here is the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to assess if you’ve possibly been exposed to the virus.
Every employee should know when to come into work, when not to come into work and where to get tested.
Every employee should know not to come to work sick or if someone at home is positive or awaiting results from a COVID-19 test. One tested, employees can not return to work without a documented negative result.
It’s imperative to partner with your HR team to ensure that employees get all of the help they can get.