Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which emerged from Wuhan, China on December 29th, 2019 companies globally had to start preparing to reduce exposure against this FAST SPREADING disease.

Within the last month, the virus has spread further to at least 70 countries including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, Italy, Iran, the United States, Germany, UK, and increasing.

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with breakouts in their factories on the production floor as it can become catastrophic to them potentially affecting employee health, third party exposure, and production output.

China makes up a third of the world’s manufacturing and is the world’s largest exporter. In February China’s factory activity fell at a record rate as manufacturing operations were closed down to contain the spread of this virus. This created a ripple effect on the rest of the world.

But how do you keep your facility running with the increasing plant shutdowns, deep cleaning effort, staff quarantines, etc.? We have gathered the below information to assist you with the latest from several sources.

Safety strategies for the workplace

  1. Employers should keep themselves and employees updated with the CDC’s recommendations
  2. Preventive Strategies in the Workplace
  3. The OSHA interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with COVID-19
  4. In the US, there are numerous measures being adopted that is in line with the CDC guidelines for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus

Using EAM/CMMS to track remediation in the workplace

We have identified some areas where a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) like Proteus MMX can be used within your organization to address some of these requirements:

• Create work requests for line scrub downs or team temperature checks
• Collect track and trace information of employees (attachments to employee record e.g. telephone number, home address, next of kin, travel details, etc.). We can attach relevant completed forms.
• Proteus has a Tag function for SHE in which a field for reporting clean/disinfecting requirements can be added.
• Replacement of hand sanitizers and hand wash stations, etc.

Eagle Technology is offering free consultation in the use of Proteus MMX as a tool in tracking the steps and actions to mitigate exposure against the virus in your facility.

Considerations and planning that leaders can undertake

Gartner recently released a special report describing considerations and planning that leaders can undertake as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

The COVID-19 is the latest reminder that companies need to plan and prepare for large-scale outbreaks of a dangerous disease. It has the potential to be as or more disruptive to an organization’s continuity of operations as a cyber-intrusion or natural disaster.

should prepare for a possible pandemic

A pandemic is a business operational risk and could result in a 40% absenteeism rate in organizations.

One of the highlights mentioned in the report is that organizations should prepare for a possible pandemic because resources won’t be available once a pandemic strike. View Full Report

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