The COVID-19 pandemic posed a significant problem for essential businesses that stayed open throughout the lockdowns: Besides enforcing a mask mandate, how else could owners keep their employees safe? The answer for many businesses was installing plastic barriers between customers and employees.
Continue reading to learn a little bit more about how the plastic fabrication of these shields helped reduce transmission while ensuring businesses could remain open throughout the pandemic.
How does plexiglass keep employees safe?
Plexiglass shields kept employees out of harm’s way by blocking any cough droplets or other particles known to spread COVID-19. As long as the plexiglass was cleaned routinely, everyone could rest easy knowing they weren’t going to catch the virus.
But just because employees are behind a barrier doesn’t mean customer satisfaction suffers. The clear plastic design allows employees to easily communicate with customers, even though they’re standing behind the plexiglass shield.
What businesses use plexiglass shields?
You’ll find plexiglass barriers in nearly every business these days. Grocery stores, restaurants and (unsurprisingly) doctors’ offices are just a few of the many establishments that have purchased and installed plexiglass shields. Essentially, any customer-facing business should have protective barriers in place.
How long will businesses keep their shields up?
Plastic shields are the new norm for all sorts of companies, and they might stay that way for quite some time. While COVID-19 seems to pose less of a threat today than it did before the vaccines were out, we wouldn’t be surprised if organizations keep their plexiglass shields up for the next few years.
Business owners need to keep an eye on their shields, though. While plexiglass is a durable material, it can get scratched up or even crack in some circumstances. If any guards start to fail, they should be repaired or replaced right away.
What can we do for you?
We’re your go-to resource for all things related to plastic. Here are a few of the services D&D Plastics can provide:
- Design: Any plastic product starts with an initial design. We work closely with our customers to come up with the perfect design made of the right plastic to suit their needs. Whether you need a guard for industrial equipment or a fun party decoration, we’ve got you covered.
- Fabrication: After we’ve designed it, we can handle your plastic fabrication with ease. From 100 pieces to 10,000 and beyond, our production capabilities are unrivaled. All of our plastic products are expertly crafted to meet your specific needs.
- Repairs: Our plastic products are designed and built to last—but accidents happen, and plastic can crack or become otherwise damaged. Thankfully, our technicians can make any necessary repairs to ensure your broken plastic is restored to like-new condition.
If your business could benefit from installing plexiglass shields or if you need help with some other kind of plastic design, contact D&D Plastics today. Our dedication to customer service and fair prices are just part of what make us the top design and fabrication company in town.
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