The companies and their employees go back to work, but this may be hampered by the fear of the risk of the contamination to which they may be exposed, which could affect the economic recovery. To better comply with the measures of distancing and hygiene, some companies will make use of digital tools, or to adapt to the needs of each employee either by tracing their movements to avoid the reconciliations between employees.
The ministry of Labour creates universal rules and adapted to the trades
The ministry of Labour has developed universal rules that will apply during the recovery of activity may 11, grouped in a practical guide called “National Protocol for déconfinement”. The companies and their workers will have a week to get hold of. For each branch of professional guides are also available, with specific best practices for 48 trades such as couriers, paymasters, bakers, etc In summary, a minimum of 4m2 is required everywhere to ensure that the employee is never too close to his colleagues; wearing a mask is mandatory, the breaks must be staggered, etc, This manual aims to standardize the practices, but it does not guarantee that the rules will apply, which still generates a lot of reluctance to return to the workplace.
An application to adapt the déconfinement at the risk of each employee
To allow its employees to return to the office with confidence, Serge Magdeleine, Director of transformation and digital IT of the Crédit Agricole group, has launched the application “Copass”. It ranks the employees according to their level of risk of contamination, to be able to customize the security measures. To certify with a badge according to their level of “sensitivity” in the face of illness, the employee must respond to a questionnaire on their age, type of accommodation etc of health data (disease-specific issues …) and others such as their type of transport to go to work. The application generates by analyzing the information of a risk profile with a color code, available through a QR code (like the certificate of moving digital), which allows a guarantee of anonymization of the analyzed data. The employer will only know the identity and the color of its employees, and will have no access to the detail of the responses.
According to the color code the employee will be asked to stay home, to return on-site schedule subject to change, in a unit reduced, encouraged to do a test screening, etc.
For the application to be effective, employees must enroll in the program and accept its use. It will first be deployed in five pilot companies, in order to observe how these companies will engage in a social dialogue with staff representatives, to get their buy-in and acceptance of a new regulation that imposes the security measures .
Other technological solutions for the recovery of the work
Bracelets connected to and in thermal imaging cameras as well as the intelligent recognition of estrangement from security cameras are a few examples of initiatives that seek to ensure that the gestures barriers to using new technologies.
On one side, Amazon uses a system of screening by thermal imaging camera, on the other, the port of Antwerp in Belgium is expected to carry its employees from bracelets that vibrate when an employee approaches someone to remind him of the safety measures. Uber, the United States, will use facial recognition to check if the drivers (and passengers) wear many masks.
In China, a start-up has already marketed glasses that allow you to see in augmented reality the temperature of the employees.
In India, a mobile application tracing has been made compulsory for all employees, the public and private sectors. The business leaders are responsible for the use of the application by their employees, for it to be effective. With a population of 1.3 billion inhabitants, India is the choice of the tracing and surveillance in the workplace to stop the spread of the virus.
In France, the safety at work measures are used not only to enforce the standards which will prevent contamination, but also allow employees to resume their work more confidently.