With factories shuttered and workers sitting at home as the COVID-19 virus spreads, a return to normal may seem distant. But auto seating supplier Lear Corp. wants businesses to get ready for that day, so it’s sharing a free guide on steps and best practices to take when it’s safe to resume operations.
Lear’s 51-page “Safe Work Playbook” outlines protocols ranging from advanced social-distancing practices to on-site health screening of workers, visitors and contractors. It offers advice on setting up a “pandemic prevention team” to coordinate stricter operations and virus responses across a business.
Lear also recommends that plants and work sites be 100 percent disinfected and that training programs be set up for workers. The guidance is based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
“This has been a difficult time for everyone, and reestablishing a workplace where employees feel comfortable performing their jobs safely is a multi-faceted challenge,” Lear CEO Ray Scott wrote in the manual’s cover letter. “It is our hope that by sharing this resource we can help other organizations accomplish the same goals.”