Strategies for Reopening Offices Safely

As cities and states loosen stay at home orders, what must we consider regarding guidelines and best practices for reopening our offices? Our CEO, Ken Wink, joined a panel of experts for the Orange County Business Council Virtual Economic Development Forum Series: Part 1 – ReOpen Orange County Safely to discuss their perspectives. The webinar featured insights from the panelists with diverse areas of expertise:

Workplace Engineering: Ken Wink, CEO – Ware Malcomb

The City Perspective: Lori Ann Farrell Harrison, City Manager – City of Costa Mesa

Tourism Recovery: Paulette Fischer – General Manager, The Waterfront Beach Resort

Business Liability Protections: Aaruni Thakur – Works Comp. Defense Attorney, Hanna Brophy

Ken discussed the steps Ware Malcomb is taking to adjust to social distancing guidelines as well as what businesses should consider implementing to ensure a safe transition back to the workplace. Some of these methods include:

  • Developing floor plans indicating the workstations to be occupied to determine the maximum capacity per floor or wing
  • Evaluating common area spaces, conference rooms and lobby waiting areas to ensure that groups can provide appropriate physical distancing
  • Implementing signage and wayfinding within the work environment to encourage physical distancing as people move around the space
  • Utilizing technology to monitor and increase the wellbeing of the workplace

Use the links below to watch the full webinar and explore the resources our team has developed for successful re-entry.