Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing Sectors: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state was released to share best practices of Indiana companies and others around the world in this unprecedented time. It identifies recommendations and best practices from public health experts and organizations, as well as other officials, to assist Hoosier employers both in continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and in restarting operations.

The edition is focused on the manufacturing, logistics and warehousing organizations, and includes two primary sections:

  • Key Decisions to Consider Prior to Restarting Your Workplace: Describes for employers the four key principles they will need to consider as they seek to re-open their operations following the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order and temporary closures.
  • Key Components of a Safe Return to Work in Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing: Provides an outline of and detailed descriptions for the 16 key factors across four broad areas that employers will have to uniquely manage to provide maximum societal benefits as we go back to work during the ongoing pandemic.

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), along with a special initiative led by Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger and senior members of the Cummins team, working together with other regional business leaders, produced the playbook. In addition, leaders from several of CICP’s branded initiatives — particularly Mark Howell, from Conexus Indiana, and Paul Mitchell, from Energy Systems Network—made substantial contributions to this effort.