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Contxto – A simple sneeze or cough in the workplace has never been as concerning as it is now. Despite the rise of remote work to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), some businesses cannot offer that option to their staff. As a result, there’s a shared discomfort when someone looks “under the weather.”
To tackle this issue, Chilean startup Zyght launched a free version of its digital platform for businesses to monitor and control compliance with the recommendations for Covid-19 made by the United States’ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
It essentially works like a specialized checklist/advisor wherein companies can see where they’re protected from the virus and where they and their staff are exposed.
Beating the bug in workplaces
Businesses submit their data onto the platform. After which the system offers tips on ways to reduce the risk of contagion in the workplace. Among its other features is an assignment tool to know who’s in charge of what and when they completed that task.
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Under normal circumstances, this eight year-old Chilean startup specializes in workplace safety and security analysis. So no doubt it already had the know-how to adapt its products to take on Covid-19.
Send in the lawsuits
This type of solution is especially useful for businesses as proof of goodwill and behavior during the pandemic. No doubt one staff member or two has thought of suing their employer for risking their health. Whether it’s because of a genuine concern for their well-being or as a way to squeeze out money is something for the lawyers to decide.
With that courthouse scenario in mind, these types of platforms help document proper compliance.
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