With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, companies have begun to think more about communicable diseases in the workplace. The likelihood of a resurgence of COVID-19 or a disease similar in nature is extremely likely. Many experts believe that if precautions aren’t kept, COVID-19 could make a very strong resurgence.
So how do you make the workplace safe for your employees? Many employers have taken the advice from the Governors very seriously, practicing social distancing, making hand washing mandatory, and wearing face masks. But there are some industries where following all of these rules are much harder.
In the manufacturing industry, social distancing is often not an option. When you think of a standard manufacturing plant, often the employees on the assembly line are forced to work right next to each other. Changing the layout of the line to adhere to social distancing rules is simply not an option.
Keeping Assembly Lines Safe When Social Distancing Isn’t an Option
According to OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, employer’s can install physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards to increase the safety of the employee’s workplace. Strong Hold saw this and went to work creating a sturdy industrial safety partition.
How do safety partitions help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Manufacturing Environments?
In manufacturing environments, yelling is often the primary way to communicate with other members on the line. When you yell, you expel thousands of respiratory secretions. These secretions often are not visible to the naked eye but are none the less there. When you insert a sneeze guard or a safety barrier between you and the next person, you can drastically decrease the amount of respiratory secretions reaching your neighbor.
Strong Hold’s Safety Partition Solution
Strong Hold wanted to create a partition that could withstand the tough manufacturing environments. Thus, we decided to build our partitions using 12-gauge steel frames and industrial grade 3/16” high-impact clear polycarbonate.
Partition Mounting Options
The frame comes fully assembled with simple bolt-included 7-gauge mounting brackets. These partitions can be mounted in 4 different ways:
- Floor mount (bolted)
- Floor mount (free standing)
- Wall cantilever
Another option is to make your partition mobile by sitting it on heavy-duty 4″ casters (swivel & locking).
Partition Off Larger Areas
Strong Hold Safety Partitions have a modular design, allowing you to bolt together multiple partitions to cover larger areas. These partitions also allow you to mix and match different sizes and partition styles.
View All Heavy-Duty Safety Partition Sizes and Styles
Industrial Partition (Dividers)$333.00 – $652.00