During the COVID-19 pandemic, a manufacturing employee noticed that many temporary and full-time employees were wearing masks incorrectly, such as backwards or only on their chins. The employee also noticed that leadership was not intervening to enforce mask-wearing policies. This put the workforce at risk of illness and made the employee feel uncomfortable and unsafe.
The employee used the Vector Solutions LiveSafe mobile risk communication app to submit a tip, explaining that mask-wearing needed to be enforced in order to prevent infection from spreading.
Leadership was made aware of the violation in policy and were able to address the issue, mitigating the potential of virus spread and ensuring that the workplace remained productive and healthy.
"In South Carolina, jurisdictions with mask requirements showed a 46.3 percent greater decrease in the total number of COVID-19 cases during the four weeks after the requirements were implemented when compared with jurisdictions that didn’t have mask requirements."