Are Shifting Supply Chain Dynamics Disrupting your Manufacturing Operations?
Manufacturers have been facing delivery slowdowns in receiving raw material supplies. We reviewed the supply chain challenges during COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has not only been a stark reminder of the importance of public health measures, it's also taught manufacturers around the world some brutal lessons in operations management as sudden shifts in demand have suddenly turned supply chains upside down.
We begin our look at the effect that burgeoning demand due to Covid-19 can have on manufacturing operations with something that's close to home for Formaspace: the production of transparent barriers to protect employees at work.
New CDC Guidelines For Reopening Businesses And Schools Is Driving High Demand For Transparent Shields That Help Protect Against Virus Transmission
As business offices, manufacturing facilities, bars and restaurants, K-12 schools, and universities around the country begin to reopen after an extended Covid-19 lockdown, OSHA and the CDC have issued updated guidelines designed to keep people safe at work.
These newly issued recommendations include wearing masks and incorporating social distancing measures at work.
To comply with these new guidelines, business owners and facility managers are making significant changes to their interior floor plans, such as moving desks and tables further apart.
In cases where it's not possible to establish a 6-foot separation between workers, the CDC and OSHA recommend taking the following action:
"Install transparent shields or other physical barriers where possible to separate employees and visitors where social distancing is not an option."
Where Can I Find The Latest CDC And OSHA Recommendations?
Here are the primary guidance websites from the CDC and OSHA:
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
In addition, the CDC has detailed guidelines for:
If you're looking for ways to protect people at your business facility, office, manufacturing plant, laboratory, distribution center, or educational facility, we can help.
Formaspace offers three popular options to help you comply with CDC and OSHA Covid-19 guidelines. We can also build custom furniture solutions to meet your unique specifications at our Austin, Texas factory headquarters.
Formaspace Protective Health Shield
If you need to modify your existing workbenches or desks to comply with OSHA or CDC guidelines, the Protective Health Shield is the right choice.
Page Updated Last on: Jan 21, 2021