What is Safe at Work

EHE Health Safe at Work™ is a science-based
program that provides you and your co-workers a
safe pathway back to the workplace after COVID-19. 

Everyone’s participation ensures safety and peace
of mind for you, your colleagues, and your families. 

Safe at work™ step-by-step   

The Safe at Work™  program is simple and secure.
Once you’ve completed it, you’ll be certified to return to the workplace. 

When notified, log into the
Safe at Work™ portal and fill out your COVID-19 Exposure and Risk Questionnaire. 

Schedule your
in-person
clinical evaluation. 

Be tested
for COVID-19 safely
and conveniently.

Based on your
COVID-19 status,
return to work
or quarantine.

Why Safe at Work™ Is Important 

A message from Dr. Seema Sarin, Director of Lifestyle Medicine at EHE Health   

Tips for a Safer Workday   

Once you’ve been cleared to return to your workplace through the Safe at Work™  program,
it’s important to maintain good health by continuing COVID-19 preventive measures.

Here are some tips:  

commute

If you use public transit, maintain as much
distance as possible from other passengers.
Wear a face covering. Use hand sanitizer after
touching any surfaces or doors.

FOOD

If possible, pack your lunch at home and eat at your desk rather than in a shared space.

EXERCISE

While gyms near your workplace may be reopening, it’s safer to continue  working out at  home.  

office

Do not shake hands. Hold virtual meetings
when possible and limit in-person meetings
to small, physically distanced groups. 

Symptoms to
Self-Monitor 

COVID-19 could remain a part of our lives for a long time. If you’ve tested negative and returned to the workplace, it’s important to self-monitor for symptoms to protect yourself and help keep the people around you safe. 

Note: Many of these symptoms are also common to illnesses that are not COVID-19. Monitoring your body closely for combinations is especially useful, as well as tracking their onset and progression.  
Fever

More than 80% of people with COVID-19 run a fever. While what’s normal for you may vary (“normal” can run anywhere from 97 to 99 degrees), 100.4 degrees or higher on an oral thermometer is considered fever. Check early and late in the day. 

Cough

60–80% of individuals with COVID-19 report a cough. Most experience a dry cough that comes from deep in the chest, while approximately a third have a “wet” cough that produces phlegm. 

Loss of sense of smell

Loss of smell is one of the earliest symptoms among known COVID-19 patients and should be monitored closely. 

Fatigue

Also common among COVID-19 patients, and among the earliest symptoms. 

Shortness of breath

Although not one of the earliest symptoms, this is one of the most severe. Shortness of breath can occur with or without fever or cough, and can range in severity from mild to life-threatening. 

Body aches

Like the flu, COVID-19 can cause chills and body aches. 

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Some people experience gastrointestinal upsets such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea with COVID-19, although they’re less associated with the virus than other symptoms.  

Guide to Face Masks

Face  coverings  are an important part of COVID-19 prevention, especially as you return to your workplace. The CDC and other health officials recommend wearing a simple homemade version
while in public, especially when physical distancing
of 6 or more feet is difficult.   

What else should I know?   

Wearing a face covering does  not  replace physical distancing.   

Do not put face coverings on children
under 2 or anyone who would be unable
to remove it themselves. 

What do i need?

T-shirt, bandana,
or similar garment

Rubber bands or hair ties

Coffee filters

Cut off the coffee filter’s narrow bottom portion.

 Lay out the bandana and fold in half.

Place the coffee filter in the center. Fold the top and bottom thirds over the filter.

Slide a rubber band onto each side, about 6 inches apart. 



Fold in the sides toward the middle. Tuck the two ends into each other to hold in place. 

Guide to Face Masks

Face  coverings  are an important part of COVID-19 prevention, especially as you return to your workplace. The CDC and  other health officials recommend wearing a simple homemade version
while in public, especially when physical distancing
of 6 or more feet is difficult.   

What else should I know?   

Wearing a face covering does not  replace physical distancing.   

Do not put face coverings on children
under 2 or anyone who would be unable
to remove it themselves. 

Scroll right for instructions on making a simple mask.

What do I need?

T-shirt, bandana,
or similar garment

Rubber bands or hair ties

Coffee filters

Cut off the coffee filter’s narrow bottom portion.

 Lay out the bandana and fold in half. 

Place the coffee filter in the center. Fold the top and bottom thirds over the filter.

Slide a rubber band onto each side, about 6 inches apart. 

 

 Fold in the sides toward the middle. Tuck the two ends into each other to hold in place. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I  access  my Safe at Work™ account?

You can log into your Safe at Work™ account by clicking here.

I tested negative for COVID-19 and have been back in the workplace, but now I’m starting to feel sick. What should I do?

If you are now experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have a fever, you should enter self-quarantine for 14 days, at which point you will be able to re-test for COVID-19.  

I tested positive for COVID-19. How long before I can return to the workplace?

If you tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait for a full 7 days after your symptoms subside before re-taking the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire and beginning the process of returning to the workplace. 

What if I am not Clear to Work?

If you have Self-Quarantine status, it means your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire has assessed your COVID-19 risk high enough to warrant self-quarantine. If you have COVID-19 Positive status, it means your blood test wapositive for the virus and you must self-isolate.  

What does Clear to Work mean?

If you have Clear to Work status, it means you have been cleared to return to the workplace. To do so, get your official certification from the Safe at Work™ patient portal. 

What does self-quarantine mean?

If your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire indicates that you should self-quarantine, it means you’re at sufficient risk for COVID-19 and should isolate yourself for 14 days. During this period, (1) stay at home and at least 6 feet from other members of your household, (2) do not have visitors, (3) avoid sharing things like towels and utensils, (4) practice good hygiene and frequent handwashing, and (5) monitor yourself for symptoms. After 14 days, you can retake the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire. 

Is my personal medical information safe?

Yes. While it’s necessary for public health to certify your COVID-19 status, your full personal medical information is private and protected. This is true for every step of the evaluation, whether you’re screened at an EHE Health clinic or another provider.   

What is the COVID-19 test like?

The Safe at Work™ program uses what’s called a “rapid antibody point of care” test. It’s fast, accurate, and most importantly can be performed on asymptomatic individuals to evaluate both immunity (i.e., whether you’ve already had the virus but didn’t know it) and active infection. The test uses a tiny blood sample and provides results within 10 to 15 minutes. 

When can I get the COVID-19 test?

If you’ve been cleared for an in-person clinical evaluation after your Exposure and Risk Questionnaire, you’ll be able to schedule a convenient COVID-19 test through the patient portal.  

What is the Exposure and Risk Questionnaire for? Isn’t a COVID-19 test enough?

The questionnaire is an important first step. Your responses help determine whether the safest step before COVID-19 testing is a brief self-quarantine. This is yet another layer of protection for you, healthcare workers, and your colleagues.  

What if I feel healthy?

We understand not wanting a medical evaluation when you feel good. However, many individuals with COVID-19—as high as 80 percent—experience zero or mild symptoms. To protect your colleagues and community, it’s essential to be tested before resuming public activities. 

Why do I need the Safe at Work™ evaluation?

It ensures a safe and healthy workplace for you and your colleagues. The screening process is the most effective way to return everyone to the workplace while protecting personal and public health.