Staying Safe in Our New Normal

The current pandemic has definitely made an impact in our lives, in more ways than one. Gone are the days of crowded commute towards work, monthly corporate meetings, and weekend night outs. For the most part, most of us have to stay at home, stay online, and stay vigilant. As with the current directives of the government, a majority of our urban areas are still off limits for travel, hence, why everyone’s still laying low at home. Now, if you happen to be the big boss of a large conglomerate or company, then perhaps this is the perfect opportunity for you show your employees that you care about their safety and well-being. While our government and frontliners are in full force 24/7, in making sure that no one else catches hair nor hide of the rampant virus, we as the leaders of our company are still left to do our part, especially for our most valuable assets, our employees. In such case, once our current quarantine status changes for the better, all doors would be open for everyone to attend work on a more personal basis, and nothing would be more critical than maintaining everyone’s safety against an unseen enemy.

This is where protective gears and disinfectant items would come in play. Think of it as a way to welcome your employees. Indeed, the new normal also ushers in a lot of precautionary measures and policies, and what better way to implement and carry out these terms then with a couple of helpful tools to keep everyone’s health intact. Here are just a few corporate gift ideas that may fit the category:

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1. A pack of face masks.

Face masks are synonymous with our new normal.  With the government temporarily mandating the use of face masks in public spaces, it is impossible for one to move around without a face mask in hand.  As such, it is important to keep workspaces safe on all fronts.  Providing employees with face masks that they can wear everyday to work is a good starting point in protecting them from the virus.  Ensuring that they wear their masks properly is entirely another thing to consider.  This can very well be addressed by providing employees with comfortable and breathable masks that will not hamper their movement, along with constantly reminding employees that the general safety of each and every member of the team far outweighs the slight discomfort of keeping the mask on.   While isolation has become a common theme for Covid-19, it may very well become a uniting point for employees as well.  Encourage your employees to work together in keeping each other safe from Covid-19, and it all starts with simply keeping their face masks on around the workplace and other public spaces.

2. Face shields.

Adding an extra layer of protection wouldn’t hurt, and this is definitely true when it comes to preventing an office outbreak. Along with facemasks, face shields would add that well-needed protection. A face masks would prevent the virus from being transmitted via cough and sneeze droplets, but that may not be enough to protect your eyes, as remember, COVID-19 may enter our system via eyes and nose as well. If you happen to touch an infected surface, then proceed to scratch your eyes or ears, you may be in for a nasty surprise a few weeks (or even days in some occasion) after. Yes, it may hinder air flow, yes, it may be hot, but these small sacrifices are vital for both your health and well-being. Staying virus-free is better than getting to spend days in the hospital.

3. A small bottle of alcohol.

Stocks may be running out, but if you happen to come across a well-trusted supplier, then by all means, feel free to provide your employees with a handy supply of rubbing alcohol. If there’s one main takeaway from our current situation, it’s that people learned to be more cautious and hygienic at the same time. There used to be a time when office workers would skip a beat in cleaning their own desks and canteen tables. They would even forget to wash their hands before and after meals. The thing is, COVID-19 is merciless against people who do not take the current pandemic seriously. If ever there would come a time in which office employees would be allowed to commute towards their office space again, be sure to orient them about the importance of washing their hands regularly, and disinfecting their workspace. Giving them each a bottle of alcohol may drive home the message, crystal clear.

4. A complete PPE kit set.

While your employees may not be the usual hospital frontliners that you’d see on the news every day, they are still facing the potential risks of infection each time that they’d have to commute towards work. If you really want to ensure the absolute safety of your employees, you have two main options. First, you may proceed with the usual workfrom-home agreement, with everyone staying low and online throughout the whole ordeal. Second choice would be having everyone commute towards work, but with the appropriate precautions set into place. That precaution would be better justified if you were to gift them with a PPE kit, complete and well enough to provide the needed protection against the unseen menace that is the COVID-19. A usual PPE kit normally contains two of our listed items (a face masks and a face shield), but on rare occasions, it may also contain a small bottle of alcohol or disinfecting solution. Other contents may include disposable gloves, antimicrobial wipes, a disposable gown, and a pair of disposable shoe covers, though the kit in question may come in another variation, depending on the type that you wish to give your employees. Nonetheless, it’s the complete defensive tool against the virus.

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