Safety improvements. Businesses need to think about structuring their workplaces to keep people away from each other. That can be obvious in some settings but more challenging in others, such as factories and construction sites. They need to determine whether workers and customers should wear masks or have their temperatures taken upon arrival and how often and what to clean. “There are certain actions that every employer is going to want to take to make sure their employees are safe, and it differs by industry,” says Michael Alkire, president of Premier, a Charlotte-based company that advises businesses in healthcare and other industries.