June is National Safety Month. With many businesses re-opening after quarantine, it seems an appropriate time to look at safety more closely. What does safety mean to you and your family or career?
Working in the healthcare industry, safety is always at the forefront of everything we do at Harmony Hospice. We have taken additional safety steps as covid-19 entered the scene. We followed general guidelines set forth by the Department of Health Services specifically for those who care for patients. We also continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by each care home we enter and specific requests of our clients and their families. On top of this, we are caring for our own loved ones and trying to keep them safe.
Everyone on the front lines has been under more pressure these past few months. We understand firsthand the stress that arises from fear, loneliness, and the uncertainty that's still in the air.
Now, as the quarantine has lifted for additional businesses, we must remember the stress that accompanies weeks of being away from the workplace, learning new procedures, dealing with frustrated customers, and simply conducting business differently. The stress will be at an all time high.
I encourage everyone to practice patience. Be kind to people who serve you. Follow their safety rules and regulations. If they require masks, please wear your mask. If they take a bit longer to seat you or get your order, take a deep breath and relax.
It's a time to be grateful while also recognizing safety is still a concern for our community. Let's remember June is National Safety Month and help keep people safe and healthy at the workplace by doing your part.