What is Safe at Work

The Safe at Work™ is an evidence-based program that
uses proven public health tactics to reduce risk and
provide your employees with the safest possible pathway 
back to the workplace.

 

National
Safe at work™ map   

This map from Columbia University and Mount Sinai

displays the latest measures of COVID-19 risk and
severity for every county
in the country. 

Zoom in any location and click for up-to-date local information. 

Safe at work™ status

The Safe at Work™ program has clearly defined statuses to ensure employees are protected and informed every step of the way. 

Here’s how:

New Candidate to Return to Work

Set to enter the Safe at Work™ evaluation process. 

Ready for Questionnaire

Verified as candidate to return to your workplace. 

 

Ready for Clinical Evaluation

Cleared for your in-person Safe at Work evaluation.

Clear

Approved to return to your workplace, COVID-19 negative. 

Self-Quarantine

Directed to self-quarantine for 14 days based on results of Risk and Exposure Questionnaire or clinical COVID-19 evaluation. 

COVID-19 Positive

Tested positive for COVID-19. 

 

Safe at work™ status

The Safe at Work™ program has clearly defined statuses to ensure employees
are protected and informed every step of the way. 

Here’s how:

Scroll right to see Safe at Work™ statuses

New Candidate to Return to Work

Set to enter the Safe at Work™ evaluation process. 

Ready for Questionnaire

Verified as candidate to return to your workplace. 

 

Ready for Clinical Evaluation

Cleared for your in-person Safe at Work evaluation.

Clear

Approved to return to your workplace, COVID-19 negative. 

Self-Quarantine

Directed to self-quarantine for 14 days based on results of Risk and Exposure Questionnaire or clinical COVID-19 evaluation. 

COVID-19 Positive

Tested positive for COVID-19. 

 

Dr. David Levy, MD
CEO of EHE Health

Welcome from
Dr. David Levy


As a CEO an
d epidemiologist, I understand the unique challenge facing your business as you plan to reopen the workplace. 

Our Safe at Work™ Management System is designed to help you thoughtfully restart your workplace by focusing on the health of your most valuable assetyour employees. With this in mind, we believe that you can re-create a productive and safe environment and reduce the risk of another virusimposed shutdown. 

The tried and true public health tactics embedded in our system and used for over a hundred yearscase identification, quarantine, contact trace, follow up, and managementcan drive containment of this virus. Ultimately, it is you, not the virus, that can and should determine the future of your business. This system provides a proven framework and a steady hand in helping you achieve that goal.  

This is what we do. While COVID-19 is new, EHE Health has a 100+ year legacy of stepping up to address public health challenges. 

We recognize the importance of this moment. We are in this together. 

 

David Levy, MD, MSc (Epid)
CEO, EHE Health  

For more of Dr. Levy’s thoughts on what COVID-19 means for business and employees, be sure to see his continuing webinar series.

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Dr. David Levy, MD
CEO of EHE Health

Welcome from
Dr. David Levy


As a CEO an
d epidemiologist, I understand the unique challenge facing your business as you plan to reopen the workplace. 

Our Safe at Work™ Management System is designed to help you thoughtfully restart your workplace by focusing on the health of your most valuable assetyour employees. With this in mind, we believe that you can re-create a productive and safe environment and reduce the risk of another virusimposed shutdown. 

The tried and true public health tactics embedded in our system and used for over a hundred yearscase identification, quarantine, contact trace, follow up, and managementcan drive containment of this virus. Ultimately, it is you, not the virus, that can and should determine the future of your business. This system provides a proven framework and a steady hand in helping you achieve that goal.  

This is what we do. While COVID-19 is new, EHE Health has a 100+ year legacy of stepping up to address public health challenges. 

We recognize the importance of this moment. We are in this together. 

 

David Levy, MD, MSc (Epid) 
CEO, EHE Health  

 

For more of Dr. Levy’s thoughts on what COVID-19 means for business and employees, be sure to see his continuing webinar series.

 

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Latest Business Perspective

“If this crisis has taught us anything, it’s how dependent our economy is on care to thrive. Ensuring caregivers have access to antibody testing is a critical step to restarting it.”

—Joey Levin, CEO, IAC

“Regular testing on a global scale, across all industries, would both help keep people safe and help get the economy back up and running.”

— Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon

“We’ll bring people back—first, when we’re allowed to—but we’ll also bring people back on a view that we don’t want to change course of action until we know it’s going to be stable.”

— Brian Moynihan, CEO, Bank of America

“The leadership of every employer in the U.S. [is] focused on protecting the health of their teams and ensuring they can get back to work. Creating a consensus on testing and certification, driven by employers willing and able to take early action, will accelerate America’s return to work. No employer in America can afford to just sit and wait.”

— Rajaie Batniji, co-founder, Collective Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Should employees put their lunches in shared refrigerators?

Health officials believe COVID-19 is generally spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. There is no current evidence of transmission associated with food itself. 

However, shared refrigerators necessitate multiple individuals touching the same surfaces, increasing the risk of exposure if they subsequently touch their mouth, eyes, or nose before proper handwashing. Therefore, the use of shared refrigerators should be limited at this time whenever possible. If they must be used, employees should disinfect the door handle and other touched surfaces after every use and make sure they wash their hands before eating. This is also the case for appliances like microwaves. 

Are there different safety protocols for open office seating vs. segmented configurations?

Maximum physical distance should be maintained at the workplace, meaning at least 6 feet between employees, regardless of seating configurations. To help enforce this policy, employers should continue to encourage remote telework whenever feasible for business operations and pursue a phased return of the employee population. 

When can an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 discontinue home isolation? 

Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 should be re-tested before returning to the workplace to determine if they are still contagious. The re-test should occur when they no longer have a fever (without the use of medicine) and other symptoms have improved. 

If an employee is unable to get re-tested, they can discontinue home isolation when they have met all three of these criteria and consulted with a healthcare provider and local and state health departments:  

  • No fever for at least 72 hours, without the use of medication. 
  • Improved symptoms. 
  • At least 7 days have passed since the first onset of symptoms. 
Should our employees come to the workplace or continue to work remotely after local lockdown regulations are lifted?

Employers should continue to encourage remote telework whenever feasible for business operations. If possible, return employees to the workplace in phases. Strongly consider special accommodations for employees who are members of a vulnerable population. 

Should our employees be wearing face masks?

Employees should be encouraged to wear a cloth face covering during their commute. The CDC recommends that people in public settings wear a cloth covering over their nose and mouth. Enforcement of this provision should be based on local government guidelines. 

What safety guidelines should we follow with independent contractors and other visitors who enter our workplace? 

While traveling to your workplace, any visitors should be advised to wear a cloth face covering their nose and mouth. This is recommended even if they are experiencing no or mild COVID-19 symptoms. 

Before entering, visitors should be given a temperature check, ideally using touchless thermometers. Throughout their time in your workplace, they should maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others. 

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