By now, everyone knows that the best way to prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus is to stay home as much as possible, wash your hands often, and to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors. Unfortunately, if you’re an essential worker in the healthcare, food service or construction industry, you may not be able to fully follow the state’s “stay-at-home” orders.
If you do need to be on the job during this uncertain time, make sure you have these five essential health and safety tools with you.
Hand sanitizer. A small bottle of hand sanitizer will help disinfect your hands after touching a common surface. Make sure that yours contains at least 70% alcohol to effectively kill germs and viruses.
Disinfectant wipes. Disinfectant wipes will help you clean and sanitize tools and surfaces with a unique shape — like the handle of an Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker.
Sterile gloves. If you need to clean a particularly dirty surfaces, you may want to invest in a set of sturdy, reusable gloves. This will help reduce the chances that you spread illness to your eyes, nose, or mouth while disinfecting.
A cloth face mask. Essential employees should be wearing an CDC-approved N95 respirator to prevent the spread of viral illness. However, if N95 masks aren’t available, you should still cover your face with a cloth face mask to prevent spreading germs by coughing or sneezing. If N95 respirators are available, you should reuse your respirator by covering it with a cloth face mask to improve the life of the mask.
Plenty of antibacterial soap. If you own an essential business, you should be encouraging your employees to wash their hands as often as possible. Be sure to regularly restock your company restroom with antibacterial hand soap to prevent the spread of germs and keep employees healthy.
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