On April 23, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-40, requiring each business in operation during the peacetime emergency to have a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.” A business’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan shall establish and explain the necessary policies, practices and conditions to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines for COVID-19 and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards related to worker exposure to COVID-19. The plan should have the strong commitment of management and be developed and implemented with the participation of workers.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, in consultation with MDH, has the authority to determine whether a plan is adequate. Your organization’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan must include and describe how your business will implement the following:
- Infection prevention measures,
- Prompt identification and isolation of sick persons,
- Engineering and administrative controls for social distancing,
- Housekeeping, including cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination,
- Communications and training for managers and workers necessary to implement the plan, and
- Provision of management and supervision necessary to ensure effective ongoing implementation of the plan.
Continuous improvement is an important factor in strengthening the quality of a product, improving customer satisfaction, and improving productivity and profits. Our COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning Toolkit can help your business continue its operation safely while keeping the above guidelines in view (link to the toolkit on the last slide).
Contact us today for free consultation and find out how our Process Improvement Team can help with creating a preparedness plan for your business.