As companies plan to reopen fully after the COVID-19 lockdown is eased, planning and communication are paramount in reassuring employees that their workplace is safe and secure. Without a vaccine or treatment, there will have to be new ways of assessing risk of spread, staggering the number of employees at work on a single shift, and tracking close proximity between employees.
Enter Safeter, a data company which optimizes employee health scheduling and workplace preparedness, created solely to deal with COVID-19 and the return back to normal. Started by software entrepreneurs Amar Goel and Anand Das, Safeter aims to connect employees with testing providers to ensure that every population is healthy. Collectively, the founders have hired over a thousand employees, built and managed software products with millions of lines of code, and raised over $150M in venture capital. They’ve worked with folks across nearly every major industry from software, healthcare, and media to construction to finance.
Goel and Das say, “As we started to think how to help the world get back to normal, we knew that keeping people safe was paramount, and the economy needed to get back to work. We are proud to use what we know about building quality software products to help HR teams keep their employees healthy.”
Recently, immunologist and NIAID director Anthony Fauci stated that, “I’m not sure taking temperatures is all it’s cracked up to be…It’s best to just question people: “Do you have any symptoms? Have you been near someone who is infected?” The time spent asking a couple of simple questions is probably more effective than just taking temperatures, to be honest with you.”
This being said, Safeter tracks and coordinates specific data to provide a smooth transition back to the workplace for everyone.
A recent McKinsey study stated that:
- Executives expect 80 percent of employees to be back on-site by September.
- 85 percent of executives plan to reduce number of employees onsite at the same time, via staggered scheduling.
- Executives plan at-home health survey for employees.
- 54 percent of executives plan to implement contact-tracing for employees confirmed with virus.
According to a Harvard Medical article, “limiting the spread of the virus depends on identifying and disrupting systems of connections. It will require mapping out transmission networks and breaking key links in those networks, a strategy quite similar to the one the intelligence community has long used to break up illegal networks.”
Tools and solutions
Safeter’s tools and solutions will help proactively and reactively contain the spread of viruses within workspaces, providing the seamless management of employees returning to work with insights from industry and health experts on reopening and staying open. All data collected will be privately secured and HIPAA, GDP, CCPA, and GDPR compliant, all done in the most practical and safe way in order to protect the worker.
With Safeter, the employer can enable certain limited administrators to view health and proximity results related to COVID-19. Select Safeter administrators have access to data only to the extent required for system maintenance and to ensure the application is working properly. That sophisticated security procedure makes it extremely difficult for anyone to access health or identity data–and that data is never used for any marketing activities, and will never be sold.
While other programs and players have symptom check technology, only Safeter provides an integrated solution to assist companies in reopening safely. They help employers reopen and stay open, while getting employees back to work without worry.
Safeter’s is currently the only solution out there that ties together symptom checks, scheduling an office visit, contact tracing, resources related to COVID, and visitor management.
Simply put, Safeter’s mission is to make reopening and staying open safe and easy for all workers around the world. Their goal is to enable HR to allow their employees to show up and be their best, whether for collaboration, social interaction, mental health, or another day doing their job at the office, but safely, and assured that their health is priority number one.