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6. Majority of CFOs anticipate workplace changes: PwC

Posted On: Dec. 29, 2020 2:48 PM CST

6. Majority of CFOs anticipate workplace changes: PwC

Seventy-seven percent of chief financial officers anticipated changing workplace safety measures upon returning to on-site work, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. survey.

A story on the survey of 305 CFOs was the sixth most read workers compensation-related story on Business Insurance’s website in 2020.

The survey, conducted April 20-22, found that 65% of the CFOs surveyed anticipated reconfiguring work sites to promote physical distancing, 52% anticipated changing and/or alternating shifts to reduce exposure, and 50% expected a higher demand for employee protection.

As states began to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen local communities, 52% of the respondents said their businesses could return to normal in less than three months if COVID-19 were to end immediately, according to the report.

A survey of 1,000 workers, also released in April, by Arlington, Virginia-based Eagle Hill Consulting LLC found that 54% of U.S. employees were worried about exposure to COVID-19 at their job.

In July, a survey of 150 businesses by Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome LLP found that 70% were creating their own return-to-work strategies based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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