Safe-at-Work Covid-19 Indoor Wellness Plan
Our Continuous Action Cycle is Designed to Protect the Health of Both Employees and Visitors
The Covid-19 health and welfare imperative has led to a continuous cycle of discovery and action. Beginning with a foundation of awareness, education, and preventative measures, indoor wellness planning has expanded from initial reactive interventions to include a growing suite of proactive measures and messaging that will produce health benefits for many years to come. Download the one sheet.
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Foundational Awareness and Actions
Consistent with guidance from health authorities and government officials, the foundation of the Safe-At-Work plan includes masks, gloves, handwashing, awareness, and education regarding modes of virus transfer, the implementation of distancing protocols wherever possible, and the individuals’ strict adherence to stay-home mandates when feeling ill.
Site-access temperature scanning was established early in the pandemic as a valuable method for reducing the potential for viruses to enter the workplace. Various screening systems are now available, including self-reporting, manual screening, and automated access screening.
Many Ally clients have chosen to implement infrared thermal camera scanners with related software and a worker access queue with managed 6’ spacing. This system allows facility access only after a primary screen for normal body temperature. If the primary screen indicates the need, the worker moves to a secondary screen conducted by health services staff.
While worker welfare technology helps determine elevated temperatures in subjects and the possible need for further evaluation, this device is not a medical diagnostic tool. It does not indicate whether an individual is sick or will be sick in the future.
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Enhanced disinfection processes for common area spaces may include the regular wiping down of surfaces with EPA registered List N Disinfectants that have been shown to be effective in killing SARS-COV-2 (Covid-19) or pathogens that are harder to kill than Covid-19.
Central Air Sanitization
Because HVAC systems can be potential avenues for virus circulation and transfer, the Safe-at-Work indoor wellness plan recommends the following measures for permanent HVAC-level air purification infrastructure upgrades.
- HVAC Survey: Plant level survey of common area HVAC systems identifies optimal points of purification system integration.
- UV-C Dosing: Addition of UV-C light sources in the air handler located downstream from the heating/cooling coil, sanitize the coil and the air that passes over it.
- Bipolar Ionization: Following UV-C pre-treatment at the air handler coil, plasma ionization is added downstream in the primary air ducts, providing a secondary means of purification before circulated air enters employee welfare areas.
This step adds a continuous purification cycle to the HVAC system, with two independent modes of sanitization.
Local Air Sanitization
The Safe-at-Work indoor wellness plan also recommends the deployment of local UV-C air and bi-polar ionization sanitization systems for on-demand use. High-traffic areas, including cafeterias, locker rooms, offices, conference rooms, and other common areas, benefit from additional sanitization to supplement central air solutions.
Permanent and portable units provide on-demand sanitization in unoccupied common areas, with short soaks ranging from 20 to 25 minutes and long cycle soaks taking 30 minutes to several hours. Portable units are returned to the docking station when the space is occupied.
Central and local dosing combine to cover an entire room, continuously and effectively cleaning all circulated air.
Indoor Wellness Cooperative Messaging
The Safe-at-Work Indoor Wellness messaging component educates employees and visitors about the measures initiated within the building. The wellness posters also list employee expectations regarding personal social and cleanliness standards the individual must carry out to maintain a healthy workplace.