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Safety First Reminders

As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our teams and our patients remains a top priority. By putting safety first, we can all help reduce the spread in our community—including among our own team members. 

In addition to consistent handwashing and masking, there are a few areas within our facilities where we can boost our safety efforts.   

Elevator Safety 

Across our organization, elevators come in different sizes and present a challenge for keeping 6 feet apart. But we can still protect each other’s well-being by reducing the number of people riding at one time. As a general rule, employees should limit elevator capacity to three people. An additional minute of waiting or making the decision to take the stairs is a simple thing we can do to keep each other safe. Here are other ways you can practice putting safety first: 

  • Be a safety champion and lead by example. 
  • Practice social distancing (observe the 6-foot rule). 
  • If an elevator has three or more people, offer to take the next elevator. 
  • Take the stairs and encourage others to do the same. 
  • Wear a mask. 

Break Room/Physician Lounge Safety 

As COVID-19 continues impacting our community, we must remain diligent in our efforts to keep each other safe—especially when gathering in groups. To help protect our team members, ensure you’re practicing safe habits in break rooms and physician lounges. Here are ways you can protect your co-workers:  

  • Be a safety champion and practice by example. 
  • Complete hand hygiene before and after using the break room/physician lounge. 
  • Clean chair and table before and after use. 
  • Practice social distancing (observe the 6-foot rule) when eating and limit number of people sitting together to no more than three people. 

Thank you for continuing to protect the well-being of one another. By remaining diligent and putting safety first, we can make a difference in our communities. 

October 2, 2020