Workplace and Vaccine Management Solution blog

Reopen, return, and re-engage with confidence by utilizing Catapult System’s Return to the Workplace (RTW) application, which is built on the Microsoft Power Platform.
The Catapult solution would enable clients to meet proposed guidelines which will eventually be issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or similarly situated state regulatory organizations.

When a mandate is again issued, through the usage of Catapult’s Return to Workplace solution, organizations can strengthen the resilience of your people, teams, and organization to adjust and adapt no matter which re-open stage your organization is currently resides. In addition, the solution can help open and operate your locations responsibly to provide employees with a safer environment, while ensuring your organization can quickly respond to changing circumstances. Lastly, it helps protect your employees with new safety protocols and intelligently monitor the health of your entire organization to help make data-driven decisions about where employees, and their guests, should work.

The main modules of the Catapult’s Return to the Workplace solution include:
• Location Readiness Dashboard helps determine the readiness of the facilities and efficiently manage their safe reopening. Facility managers and task force leaders can use the Location Readiness dashboard to quickly make informed decisions by using critical factors like COVID-19 infection rates and the availability of supplies.
• Facility Safety Management gives facility managers the tools they need to manage the reopening and readiness of the facilities. This helps organizations ensure that they can provide a safe working environment for employees to return to the workplace.
• Workplace Care Management gives health and safety leaders the tools they need to actively manage COVID-19 cases, identify hot spots for safety improvement, and import data from external systems to support case management and manual contact tracing. The Workplace Care Management dashboard enables monitoring of all the data from the Workplace Care Management app.
• Employee Return to the Workplace offers your workforce the self-service tool that they need to feel confident about returning and remain productive while onsite. They can use Employee Return to the Workplace app to check in remotely and self-screen before entering a building.
• Guest Portal allows third parties the ability to follow a similar self-service process as the employee. Allowing them to check in on invitation and self-screen before getting a pass. Users of the portal can even add new guests or dependents allowing for a more decentralized and scalable solution. The portal has been designed to provide a mobile experience for users but will scale to tablet and desktop screens as well. This enables users to access the portal from any device.
• Vaccination Attestation. When enabled, this feature invites employees to attest to their vaccination status. The vaccination attestation solution settings can be configured so that employees who have submitted a vaccination attestation and meet the required conditions your organization establishes may skip daily attestations (e.g., symptom screening attestations) to receive their daily pass). You can also configure the feature to require daily attestations even if a person has provided a vaccination attestation.

Through the RTW solution, you can easily share information with your employees about your office policies and vaccines. Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines (cdc.gov) For example the OSHA mandate is temporarily stayed as of November 6, 2021, by Fifth Circuit of Appeals. It is unknown how long the Fifth Circuit’s stay will remain in place or whether the Fifth Circuit, or another federal court, will ultimately deem the ETS to be unlawful. For legal related updates, please check with your organization’s legal or Human Resources department.
The Catapult vaccine management application equips facility managers and task force leaders to make informed decisions to safely reopen locations. In addition, it will empower employees to return confidently with self-service tools for working safely and productively. Lastly, the Catapult application will enable Human Resources and health and safety leaders ensure the care and well-being of your workforce. A helpful resource to track updates from a Human Resources perspective is the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) HR News (shrm.org)

For more information and frequent updates on the Department Labor guidelines and the COVID-19 ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard) , please visit COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)
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For more information about how Microsoft is enabling a safe return to the workplace, please click on this link. Return to the Workplace Solutions | Microsoft Resilience