SHOULD COMPANIES CONSIDER PROVIDING OPTIONS FOR FACE COVERAGE WHILE OPEN DURING A PANDEMIC?
Do business owners need to think about providing various styles of protective masks when re-opening? The needs of employees and customers can differ, so it’s important to be prepared for anything. Nexus Exhibits can help businesses provide what is needed to ensure a safe environment for all.
Providing an appropriate amount of PPE is important for any employer to do, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is crucial to protect employees from physical harm, and as part of the ‘new normal’, this includes masks that cover the face - in particular the mouth and nose - so that necessary interactions can be conducted safely. With the reopening of businesses, new ways of interacting with customers are being tested and there is a widespread need for PPE on both employees and customers that can be used long term, to aid with flattening the curve, and in the prevention of community outbreaks.
While there are many different kinds of PPE available, this article explains the offerings that Nexus Exhibits can provide to ensure your staff and guests are able to safely interact with each other.
1. DISPOSABLE MASK
ONE TIME USE OPTION FOR VISITORS, CUSTOMERS, OR CLIENTS WHO REQUIRE IN-PERSON INTERACTIONS.
These masks provide a basic protective barrier around the
mouth and nose. They are good for one use only, and are
most useful as an offering to guests. Since these masks are
one-time-use, it will be important to provide lined disposal
bins so that they can be safely discarded and cleaned up
after they are discarded.
2. REUSABLE MASK
CUSTOMIZABLE TO COMPANY BRANDING, PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES OR FRONT LINE WORKERS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
While still providing a superior level of protection, reusable masks are a great item to provide to employees as part of a PPE package that can be easily integrated into their work wardrobe. Nexus Exhibits can help create custom branded masks in different colours, or with company logos so that employees are recognizable to customers and guests. The advantage of adding visual distinction on staff masks is twofold. The first is experience related - customers can easily identify staff members when needed. The second advantage is that these masks communicate to patrons that you are serious about protecting your employees, and them by extension.
3. FACE SHIELD
FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO INTERACT WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO GUESTS.
In some cases, face masks will not provide enough protection. The face shield provides full coverage of the mouth, nose, and eyes with a wide plastic shield that can be sterilized as needed throughout the day. These shields have been outfitted with a comfortable foam lining along the interior that contours to the forehead, delivering a snug and comfortable fit. At the back, an elastic band keeps the shield secured. Those who carry out work that requires a prolonged close proximity to others - salons, sales floors, dental offices, and clinics will find this face shield to be a useful addition to their updated workplace attire guidelines.
We all must do our part to reduce the impact on healthcare professionals and infrastructure while we continue to live through the Covid-19 pandemic. These face masks options provide different levels of protection, that can be integrated easily into the workplace and will have a lasting impact on the safety of employees and guests. Nexus Exhibits can provide all the items listed above in a number of different quantities, and with different style options that will fit your business. If you would like more information, contact an Account Manager via phone at (403) 262-8030, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information and to receive a quote.