Make Your Space Work Checklist

Make Your Space Work Checklist

Assess the Need for New Healthy Workplace Initiatives
  • Identify PPE needs and establish guidance
  • Determine need for temperature check station
  • Establish an isolation room for symptomatic employees
  • Publish schedule for increased cleaning
  • Adjust desks and cubicles as necessary
  • Create at least a six-foot space between employees workspaces as recommended by health officials
  • Avoid employees sitting face to face
  • Add screens or panels to open desk arrangements and clean them regularly Transition to assigned workspaces
  • Provide a secure storage area for personal items if not available at individual workspaces
  • Plan for modified use of collaborative spaces like breakrooms, conference rooms and meeting spaces
  • Implement schedules
  • Define occupancy limits in shared spaces, business centers, and bathrooms
  • Post cleaning procedures
  • Encourage virtual meetings
  • Adapt lobby and reception areas
  • Install screens at reception counters
  • Limit elevator occupancy
  • Provide home office solutions to those who can work from home

Before People Return Make Your Space Safe As People Return
Make Your Space Practical

  • Create a communication process Review guidelines and changes Provide schedules and building maps Create feedback process
  • Consider bringing your workforce back in phases
  • Create neighborhoods with frequent collaborators
  • Plan movement patterns through your space
  • Update or add signage for directions, social distancing, cleaning, hand washing, and occupancy

Ongoing Assessment Make Your Space Flexible

  • Lead with empathy
  • Keep dialog open
  • Proactively assess needs with employees
  • Communicate updates to policies and procedures
  • Consider flexible work options
  • Public transportation changes
  • Childcare limitations
  • High risk employees
  • Encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Provide employees information to stay healthy
  • Support wellness initiatives for both physical and mental health Consider long-term healthy workplace upgrades
  • Hands-free pulls on doors and cabinets
  • Improve air filtration and HVAC systems
  • Standardize work from home solutions for employees

Before People Return Make Your Space Safe As People
Return Make Your Space Practical

  • Create a communication process Review guidelines and changes Provide schedules and building maps Create feedback process
  • Consider bringing your workforce back in phases
  • Create neighborhoods with frequent collaborators
  • Plan movement patterns through your space
  • Update or add signage for directions, social distancing, cleaning, hand washing, and occupancy

Ongoing Assessment Make Your Space Flexible

  • Lead with empathy
  • Keep dialog open
  • Proactively assess needs with employees
  • Communicate updates to policies and procedures
  • Consider flexible work options
  • Public transportation changes
  • Childcare limitations
  • High risk employees
  • Encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Provide employees information to stay healthy
  • Support wellness initiatives for both physical and mental health Consider long-term healthy workplace upgrades
  • Hands-free pulls on doors and cabinets
  • Improve air filtration and HVAC systems
  • Standardize work from home solutions for employees

 


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