Protecting you, our staff and business
In RSM Jordan we give you guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with the condition have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Employers and employees may have questions about what they can do to help manage the situation and prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace (for those that are still open). Here are some guidelines that can help:
#1: Monitor guidance from health officials
Besides the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jordan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the World Health Organization have created dedicated Webpages with information on COVID-19. In addition, local health officials are developing guidelines and resources on the illness.
#2: Develop and communicate workplace policies
In RSM Jordan we develop hygiene policies aimed at keeping the workplace clean and reducing the spread of communicable disease. Policies should be consistent with public health recommendations and existing laws. we provide employees with information on how viruses are transmitted and help employees practice healthy habits by providing tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap and sanitizer, and disposable towels. Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs.
#3: Encourage employees to stay home if they’re sick
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionre commends that individuals wait at least 24 hours after they’re free of a fever or show signs of a fever or any other symptoms (without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines) before returning to work. Avoid pressuring ill workers to return to work too soon. we inform employees of the company’s paid time off or sick leave policies and associated call-in procedures in the event of an absence due to illness.
#4: Offer flexible work arrangements
Flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, flexible schedules, and staggered schedules can help prevent the spread of the illness by allowing employees to work without exposing themselves or others to the virus. Greater use of teleconferences and e-mail versus face-to-face meetings are additional social distancing strategies that can help prevent the spread of illness.
#5: Send symptomatic workers home
If an employee shows symptoms of acute respiratory illness, we separate them from other employees and send them home immediately. and remind sick employees to cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
#6: Address sick family members
We ask employees to notify us if they have a family member who has COVID-19 and direct them to the CDC’s guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.