Return to Work: How P&C Industry Workers Feel About Workplace Safety

 Monday, June 28, 2021

 Canadian Underwriter

Fears about COVID-19 infections in the workplace, questions about safety precautions, and concerns about vaccination rates are key reasons why some property and casualty insurance professionals say they are not enthused about a return to the office.

Canadian Underwriter’s Working From Home survey found that nearly two in five of more than 800 P&C industry respondents reported that they were either ‘not enthusiastic’ (21%) or ‘not at all enthusiastic’ (18%) about going back to the office.

When invited to expand on their answers in an open-ended question, several readers pointed to uncertainty around COVID-19.

‘No trust amongst colleagues’ attitudes towards COVID-19,’ one response read.

‘Worry over employees that are not vaccinated,’ said another. ‘Worry over new variants of the virus.’ Workplace vaccination rates were top of mind for P&C pros.
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