Savvy businesses regard their human capital as their most valuable asset, and getting their people safely back to work is currently an overriding concern for companies across every industry. Adapting to the new normal to reliably protect employees poses a host of challenges, but solutions exist for making a successful transition.
Pivot International is proud to be part of creating the solutions businesses need for resuming regular operations, supporting the health of the economy, and scaling for a post-COVID world. As an Essential and Critical Supplier with product development expertise that spans twelve industries, including medical, and 200,000 square feet of manufacturing across three continents, Pivot is helping companies worldwide bring innovative products to market while helping businesses of all kinds surmount disruption and get their people safely back to work.
As businesses prepare to fully reopen their doors, they’ll need to seek solutions for meeting three key safety mandates for protecting their employees and customers.
Maintaining Social Distance
Most workplaces aren’t set up to accommodate mandatory 6’ social distancing required for resuming operations, and some strategic spatial reconfiguring will be in order. If space permits, shift cubicles or work stations to a staggered open-concept or room-perimeter layout and repurpose rooms not normally used for daily work (like meeting rooms) to afford additional space. Where it makes sense, avoid face-to-face arrangements (even with 6’ of separation) to minimize the risk of contagion.
Erecting Protective Barriers
For many companies, avoiding face-to-face interaction is an essential part of doing business and can’t be avoided. And even for businesses that don’t rely on face-to-face interaction, erecting an additional layer of protection demonstrates a commitment to employee and customer safety.
The Pivot Shield is an ideal solution for boosting safety in the workplace and bringing greater peace of mind to employees and customers alike. Pivot’s workplace protective shields are portable, durable, and easy to setup. Available in two sizes with a 6″ tabletop clearance, these transparent, sanitizable barriers (“sneeze guards”) are Made-In-America, manufactured in an FDA-approved facility, and are offered at less than $130 each. Their applications include:
- Office spaces
- Retail spaces
- Restaurants and other foodservice establishments
- Schools and educational institutions
- Clinics and medical facilities
- Hospitality venues
To learn more about the Pivot Shield, watch the short video:
Sanitizing Surface Areas
Vigilance to sanitation is critical for reducing viral transmission and maintaining a safe workplace. While supply chain disruption has made hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and other anti-viral surface cleaners difficult to come by, the US FDA announced April 27th that the “significant flexibility of its efforts to ensure the availability of alcohol-based sanitizer has resulted in more than 1,500 additional manufacturers being registered” to meet demand.
Questions remain as to whether this influx of suppliers will be able to deliver products that adhere to FDA standards. However, even in the absence of commercially available disinfecting products, businesses can find DIY solutions as outlined by the CDC’s list of effective alternative disinfectants.
The road to recovery from COVID-19 will not be without formidable obstacles, but businesses that rise to the challenge by successfully adapting and innovating new solutions will prove to be industry leaders that forge a new and better future. Whether your business is looking for solutions to get your people safely back to work or seeking a proven partner for helping you bring a winning product to market, Pivot is here to help. Contact us today.