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Advice on increased risks at work
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Hello, I could really use some advice or thoughts on what anyone else would do in this situation and whether if no further steps are taken to reduce risk, can I refuse to start work if I feel unsafe? am I over reacting or what should I do?
My workplace is opening again soon and for what should of been 1 job has been made extremely complicated. They are wanting to increase risk when there is no need and other workplaces under the same ownership are not doing what I am being asked to do. They are increasing risk in a number of areas 1) Requiring close contact working more like 1m in a small space with no fresh ventilation 2) Increasing the exposure to other staff from what should of been 1 fixed team of people they now want to expose us to 2 or 3 more teams of people 3) Increasing the exposure of shared surfaces on a daily basis of things that can't be sanitised.
Most of the above can be avoided completely, for example one person can be in the workplace at only one time, there is absolutely no workload to need more than one person and the uncleanable surfaces do not need to be shared on the same day shift period. This is creating risk for no good reason and exposing us to too many connections of people. I have raised my concerns and hope they change all of this, but would help to know what I can do if they don't