In uncertain times, your company needs certainty.
And right now, that means being sure that you and your employees can continue to work with minimal risk. For over 100 years, EHE Health has been rising to meet the world’s public health challenges. That’s why companies of all shapes and sizes trust our Safe at Work™ program: an evidenced-based system with three tiers of flexible options that can meet any company’s needs for both a safe work environment and preventive care.
5 easy steps to a safer workplace.
SAFE AT WORK™ PROCESS
How Safe at Work™ works
The Safe at Work™ program provides a tried and tested framework that’s based on over a century of experience with public health practices, giving you and your employees clear steps, statuses and preventive measures to make sure your work environment stays safe.
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Five Steps That Work
When notified, your employee logs onto the Safe at Work™ portal and fills out the COVID-19 questionnaire.
Your employee schedules their clinical evaluation.
Your employee is tested safely and conveniently for COVID-19.
Your employee’s status is determined: clear to return to work, self-quarantine or positive for COVID-19.
Every day, your employee is prompted to confirm their current status.
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Monitoring at Work
With the Safe at Work™ dashboard, you’ll know at a glance the status of every one of your employees: who’s ready for evaluation, who’s been evaluated, and where they stand in their readiness for work.
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Putting Data to Work
This map from Columbia University and Mount Sinai will let you know the latest measures of COVID-19 risk and severity for every county across the country. Zoom in on any location and click for up-to-date information.
David Levy, MD, MSc (Epid) CEO, EHE Health
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EHE Health. Working with you towards a better future.
As a CEO and epidemiologist, I understand the unique challenge facing your business as you plan to reopen the workplace.
Our Safe at Work™ Management System is designed to help you thoughtfully restart your workplace by focusing on the health of your most valuable asset—your employees. With this in mind, we believe that you can re-create a productive and safe environment and reduce the risk of another virus–imposed shutdown.
The tried and true public health tactics embedded in our system and used for over a hundred years—case identification, quarantine, contact trace, follow up, and management—can drive containment of this virus.
Ultimately, it is you, not the virus, that can and should determine the future of your business. This system provides a proven framework and a steady hand in helping you achieve that goal.
This is what we do. While COVID-19 is new, EHE Health has a 100+ year legacy of stepping up to address public health challenges.
We recognize the importance of this moment. We are in this together.
For more of Dr. Levy’s thoughts on what COVID-19 means for business and employees, be sure to see his continuing webinar series.
SAFE AT WORK™— WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Safe at Work™ is already working.
Companies of all sizes all across the country are turning to EHE Health for trusted guidance during these difficult times.
“As an employer with a diverse global workforce, we are focused on arming our team members with the resources needed to return to work in a safe environment and to travel with confidence as we navigate the post-COVID-19 environment. EHE’s Safe-at-Work Management System offers an evidence-based approach, including tools and practical strategies focused on helping employees return to and stay healthy at work. We believe EHE is the right partner to help guide us during the next steps on this unprecedented journey.”
Robin Devereux, Managing Director at Summit Partners, member of the EHE board of directors.
SAFE AT WORK™ PLANS AND OPTIONS
Pick the plan that works for you.
Safe at Work™ is not a ‘one size fits all’ program. No matter how big or small your company is, and no matter what your company does, there’s a plan that’s just right for you and your employees.
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How can we help you?
Frequently asked Questions
Should employees put their lunches in shared refrigerators?
Health officials believe COVID-19 is generally spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. There is no current evidence of transmission associated with food itself.
However, shared refrigerators necessitate multiple individuals touching the same surfaces, increasing the risk of exposure if they subsequently touch their mouth, eyes, or nose before proper handwashing. Therefore, the use of shared refrigerators should be limited at this time whenever possible. If they must be used, employees should disinfect the door handle and other touched surfaces after every use and make sure they wash their hands before eating. This is also the case for appliances like microwaves.
Are there different safety protocols for open office seating vs. segmented configurations?
Maximum physical distance should be maintained at the workplace, meaning at least 6 feet between employees, regardless of seating configurations. To help enforce this policy, employers should continue to encourage remote telework whenever feasible for business operations and pursue a phased return of the employee population.
When can an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 discontinue home isolation?
Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 should be re-tested before returning to the workplace to determine if they are still contagious. The re-test should occur when they no longer have a fever (without the use of medicine) and other symptoms have improved.
If an employee is unable to get re-tested, they can discontinue home isolation when they have met all three of these criteria and consulted with a healthcare provider and local and state health departments:
- No fever for at least 72 hours, without the use of medication.
- Improved symptoms.
- At least 7 days have passed since the first onset of symptoms.
Should our employees come to the workplace or continue to work remotely after local lockdown regulations are lifted?
Employers should continue to encourage remote telework whenever feasible for business operations. If possible, return employees to the workplace in phases. Strongly consider special accommodations for employees who are members of a vulnerable population.
Should our employees be wearing face masks?
Employees should be encouraged to wear a cloth face covering during their commute. The CDC recommends that people in public settings wear a cloth covering over their nose and mouth. Enforcement of this provision should be based on local government guidelines.
What safety guidelines should we follow with independent contractors and other visitors who enter our workplace?
While traveling to your workplace, any visitors should be advised to wear a cloth face covering their nose and mouth. This is recommended even if they are experiencing no or mild COVID-19 symptoms.
Before entering, visitors should be given a temperature check, ideally using touchless thermometers. Throughout their time in your workplace, they should maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.