At this trying times, a good LEADERSHIP can SAVE LIVES. There’s now compelling evidence that the United States could meaningfully slow the spread of the coronavirus if all of us, whether healthy or sick, started wearing facemasks in public.
As a business leader you can save lives by sending this message to all your employees and modeling it yourself. Your employees are also your responsibility. You can secure the future of your business while protecting them at work. Send them home confidently by purchasing your own customized masks for them.
Q and A:
Should Employers Pay for Masks?
– It is a big YES for most states in the US but there are also some locations where there is no clear guidelines provided about this. For further information, contact your local state.
Can an Employee Refuse to Wear a Mask?
– If an employee refuses to wear a mask that has been required by state or local order or is otherwise strongly advised by OSHA or the CDC, then the employer should first attempt to explain the requirement to the employee and convince the employee of the need to wear the mask, If an employee continues to refuse the legal or safety requirement, the employer may be able to suspend the employee. Again, it depends on where your business is located.
– In addition to complying with the law and doing what is right for employee safety, employers should keep in mind that some employees will be very anxious about working during this time, he noted. Providing the right equipment and training employees on the use, care and limitations of the equipment can help the employees stay safe and reduce some anxiety.