The holiday season is once again upon us, and while we would normally be planning a company-wide bash, this year such a thing is pretty much out of the question. This does not mean you have to skip the celebrations altogether, as celebrating and acknowledging the hard work your team put in, especially during this very challenging year is more important than ever. So, while traditional holiday parties may be off the table, here are some holiday party ideas to help your team celebrate while remaining COVID-safe:
Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations in the United States, and many towns put on their own professional fireworks displays which are monitored for safety by local fire departments. This year, many of these have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but people still want to celebrate, and many take it upon themselves to set off the fireworks at home.
We have all heard that phrase before, and now that Thanksgiving has passed it will be a sprint to New Year’s Eve – surely, with a few holiday parties in the middle. This is when companies often are not thinking about the risks that come with partying employees, liquor, music, dancing and potentially driving. Certainly sounds like a volatile mix!
Have you protected your worksite from Rattata yet? How about Pidgey or Staryu?
Who? They’re just a few characters from Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game craze that’s got people showing up at PokéStops in all sorts of random places, hoping to track down Pokémon characters on their mobile devices. With more than 30 million users (more than 20 million registered users in the US alone), the game takes players out into real world locations, including retail stores, office buildings, train stations and even construction sites.
The recent changes to the OSHA record keeping rules that were issued a couple of weeks ago have been drawing quite a few negative comments from business and industry.
The new rule has a component requiring employers with more than 20 employees to electronically submit information about work-related injuries and illnesses.