When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many non-essential businesses were forced to cease operations. This affected workers in many sectors, including manufacturing.
As we approach a sense of normalcy and work starts up again, manufacturing workers and their employers may find that months of working limited hours or not working at all may have taken their toll.
Because of their reduced physical activity while in lockdown, employees may have experienced the following:
When you return to work, it may be physically as well as mentally challenging to pick up exactly where you left off. We’ve provided information that may be helpful as you prepare for a full day’s work in the manufacturing industry.
Resuming work, especially in manufacturing, can increase the risk of sustaining injuries and developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). To help prevent this, consider these tips on how you may return to work safely:
As employees return to work from the pandemic lockdown, it is important to stay safe. Social distancing is still the best way to protect each other from COVID-19 infection.
As you return to work, it is highly recommended to continue to observe the following CDC Guidelines:
OSHA requires employers to provide a workplace that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” This provision includes keeping employees safe from being infected by COVID-19. According to a CNN article, What Employees Need to Know About Returning to Work, employers are taking the following measures to ensure that their employees stay safe from infection at work:
If you were injured at work in South Carolina, whether it was before, during, or after the pandemic, contact Jebaily Law Firm for a free consultation. We have over 50 years of experience pursuing the workers’ compensation benefits that our clients need.
Our workers’ compensation attorney is ready to listen to your story and discuss your rights and legal options. Contact us today.
Jebaily Law Firm, is one of South Carolina’s long-established and well-respected legal practices. Located in Florence, S.C., we are trial lawyers focused on plaintiff litigation in personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and criminal defense. Established in 1969, we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience in protecting the rights of clients and advocating for the safety and well-being of South Carolina citizens.