Cold and flu season. Disease outbreaks. Large crowds. All of these can threaten the health of your employees in the best of times. The risks in retail are higher than many other industries, for most jobs involve working with customers and other employees.
It is necessary to ask your clerks to allow plenty of space between others and wash their hands frequently as these do a great deal to reduce risk. However, you can do more to prevent disease from spreading. Adding work safety gear reduces the risk of exposure.
Protected by Masks & Gloves
The type of safety gear we’re talking about here is personal protection equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves. Masks help in two ways. One, they assist in preventing you from spreading viruses and germs to others by breathing, coughing, and sneezing. And, two, those who wear masks have a barrier that protects them.
We recommend you ask your employees to put on gloves, too. This is especially important when they are sanitizing the workplace or handling goods that others have touched or will touch within a day or two. These two pieces of safety gear for work, let your employees know you are concerned about their health and well-being. And your customers will feel safer, too.