Back to work, owners make changes so workers feel safe
May 1, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Before the coronavirus outbreak, furniture deliveries at Sunnyland Outdoor Living meant two employees sitting side-by-side in a truck. Now, one will be driving the truck while the second follows in a car.
And when Sunnyland's workers reach a customer's home, "we'll deliver outside — we won't go inside people's houses," says Brad Schweig, the retailer's vice president for operations.
Employee safety is a priority as small and midsize businesses rehire laid-off employees and get back to work and many owners realize that supplying masks and gloves won't be enough.