People First. Safety First. Keeping Our Associates and Clients Safe During and After COVID-19
At Faire Labor, putting people first is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why the health and safety of our associates and clients has been—and always will be—our number-one priority.
The pandemic has created extra challenges for all of us. And as states and businesses begin to reopen, we are taking extraordinary steps to ensure safe and compliant work environments for everyone we serve.
The first, and most important step, is the development of our People First | Safety First initiative.
This plan, designed with a single focus—safety—is accomplishing two goals:
- Educating and protecting our associates so they can safely get back to work
- Supporting and protecting our clients so they can safely get back to business
LeadershipThe coronavirus has put us all in uncharted waters. Navigating through it requires leadership, responsiveness, and collaboration.
We created a COVID-19 Consortium to chart our company’s course and to provide guidance to clients and associates. The team, composed of Faire Labor Executives, industry experts, and strategic consultants, collaborates daily to analyze real-time information from the CDC and WHO, take decisive action, and deliver clear communications on what our associates and clients need to do to stay safe and healthy as business resumes.
Associate Education and Training
Today, the best defense we have against coronavirus spread is knowledge. We make sure all of our associates are educated on COVID-19 awareness and prevention and are trained on:
- Proper use and disposal of PPEs
- Social distancing and self-isolation rules
- Hand washing and respiratory etiquette
- Symptom awareness and reporting
In addition, we are working directly with clients to develop custom training that meets the safety and compliance requirements of their light industrial operation.
Client Education and Training
Instilling trust in your staff and business partners is more important than ever. While some clients we support have defined a COVID-19 action plan, others have turned to us for expertise and guidance as they create their own.
Faire Labor is helping warehouses and logistical operations construct plans to resume operations safely. We work with everyone from executive leadership to managers and staff, and help them develop COVID-19 safety procedures and cleaning guidelines including:
- Proper use and disposal of PPEs
- Work arrival and departure safety procedures
- COVID-19 prescreening and symptom reporting
- Cleaning and disinfection best practices
- Contact tracing
For businesses who already have COVID-19 safety and cleaning policies in place, we make sure all associates working at the site are trained on the policies and adhere to them.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
COVID-19 safety requires knowing what personal protective equipment to use and making sure that equipment is readily available. Faire Labor provides our associates with the following PPEs whenever necessary. These items include, but are not limited to:
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer
- Clear sealable bags for personal items
Some clients prefer to provide their own PPEs. When that is the case, Faire Labor checks to make sure each PPE meets our requirements for associate safety.
While signs of stability are promising, the coronavirus pandemic is an ever-changing landscape. Faire Labor is committed to listening to leading health authorities and acting on their guidance. We will continue to communicate with our clients and associates—to give them the guidance and support they need, and to ask for their feedback on what we can do to improve.
People First | Safety First. Together, we can build trust, ensure safety, and keep manufacturing and warehousing on the right path to recovery. We appreciate your loyalty and thank you for your partnership as we take on the challenges ahead.