These standards provide absolutely necessary guidance to managers and supervisors on how to create a safe workspace for employees. Most workplaces have no idea how to manage workspaces, work procedures, and personnel guidance at a time of crisis, much less a worldwide pandemic. These standards give employers measurable and direct guidelines to follow that can ensure the safety of their employees.
Likewise, these standards allow employees to keep their workplaces accountable to the public health measures necessitated by this pandemic. If employees feel that their safety is at risk, they can reference these standards when discussing worksite safety with their employers.