Make Your Business Safer Using Our Extruded Plastic Channels

Posted on November 12, 2020

As businesses return to some form of normal, maintaining a safe and sanitary establishment is the focal point. As a business owner, you are responsible for the safety of your employees and providing a healthy work environment. You can make your business safer and more sanitary by using extruded plastic channels to join acrylic sheets used as protective safety partitions at check-out counters or between co-workers. Here’s how extruded plastic channels can benefit your business.

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Why Is This Now Essential?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic changes the way businesses operate due to new rules, regulations, and guidelines, which states all business must make their best efforts to prevent or reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among employees. In addition to sending employees who show symptoms of Coronavirus home or advising them to stay home, business owners also need to:

  • Perform in-person health checks
  • Conduct a thorough hazard assessment of their establishment
  • Implement wearing face masks in the workplace
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and common items (keyboards, mice, etc.)

Using extruded plastic channels with clear protective shielding in all common areas of your business can improve your efforts to remain compliant with the current COVID-19 regulations and help stop the spread.

How Do Extruding Plastic Channels Benefit Your Business?

Our extruded plastic channels used in conjunction with safety partitions help you provide a safe work environment for your employees. Some face masks have been discovered to be thin and not very protective, so safety shields provide an additional layer of protection.

Plastic partitions and joiners are inexpensive and durable, so they can be sanitized over and over, or disposed of and replaced, which helps control the spread of bacteria and disease. Since the plastic shields are able to have 3 walls through the extruded plastic channels, you don’t have to worry about employees being exposed on the sides.

Additional Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Store During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Create a Plan

With the spread of Coronavirus, operating a business without a plan could be chaos. During these uncertain times, you need a backup plan and an emergency plan to ensure you and your employees are as safe as possible. Your business plan needs to define:

  • The steps you are taking to protect your employees
  • What employees need to do if an outbreak occurs in the workplace
  • A list of emergency numbers in case an incident occurs
  • What happens to your business in the event of an outbreak

Establish a Work-From-Home Policy

If you can, establish a work-from-home policy to keep your employees safe and at home while still being able to perform specific duties and tasks. With cases of Coronavirus in every state, you want to make sure you are taking as many precautions as possible to safeguard your employees and your business.

Provide Frequent Updates for Managers

Your business will operate smoothly if you maintain frequent communication with your managers. No one likes to be left in the dark about changes in policies and other business procedures.

Keep Employees Updated

Keeping your employees updated is also essential for maintaining proper business operations. You can send emails and memos to help employees understand the steps your business is taking to keep them safe and other business matters, such as the steps for reopening.

Improve Your Cleaning Strategies and Techniques

Properly sanitizing your business, especially the common areas, are essential for the health and safety of your employees. You will need to ask employees to sanitize their desk daily and stockpile antibacteria soap and similar items. it’s a good idea to hire a professional cleaning company to help improve your sanitizing and disinfecting efforts to help keep you and your employees safe.

Petro Packaging Company Is Here For You

We understand that COVID-19 has changed the way everyone conducts business, and we’re here to help provide you and your employees peace of mind. Here at Petro Packaging Company, we strive to help you keep your establishment a safe place to work by providing a variety of sanitary plastic solutions. We take pride in helping you put your customer’s first. Contact us today to learn more about our custom designs and other products we offer.