Document Shredding During COVID-19

Businessperson working in the safety of a home office a protective face mask is on desk.During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have closed their offices and required employees to work remotely. But what happens when confidential business records produced in your employees’ homes are no longer needed? In this blog, we discuss strategies for shredding documents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Home Office Security Risks

Work-from-home scenarios pose a range data security risks. Reminding employees of the importance of document security is critical to keeping your confidential information out of the wrong hands. Sensitive documents should not be printed at home unless necessary. Since curbside trash and recycling bins are easy targets for identity thieves, documents with personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI) should not be discarded in home trash and recycling containers.

Document Destruction Options

Your business must ensure privacy for its employees and customers during the pandemic. Instruct your employees to store any documents they no longer need. When your office re-opens, they can place them in shredding containers provided by your shredding provider. After destroying the contents, your shredding provider issues a Certificate of Destruction to help your business comply with state and federal regulations.

  1. A home office and work-from-home shredding service offers another secure document disposal option for your company. A background-screened, uniformed shredding technician driver comes to your employees’ homes, collects their documents, and transports them to a shredding plant for secure destruction. Ask whether your shredding provider can offer Seal ‘N Shred bags to streamline document disposal for your work-from-home employees.
  1. A walk-in and drop-off shredding service offers a convenient document disposal solution for remote employees. They do not need to remove staples, paperclips, binder clips, or file folders from their documents. Your shredding provider uses state-of-the-art destruction equipment to shred their paper and destroy their hard drives and other non-paper media into tiny, unrecognizable particles.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of your employees and security of your documents is critical. Partnering with a shredding provider who offers contactless shredding services that adhere to CDC guidelines, is the most effective way to protect your employees and your business information.

Richards & Richards offers NAID AAA Certified shredding and destruction services for businesses throughout Nashville.

For more information about our shredding services, please call us at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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