Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about rats:
Should your work area be closed when you find rats in it?
I can imagine how disgusting and frightening it can be to see a rat run across the floor of your work space. Did you experience this? If so, what did you do about it; report it? If you supervise/manage a work area in which rats roam, do you wonder if you should close your business until your four-legged critters are terminated?An answer to your question hinges on its type of business and proof you have that rats are there. A restaurant should close until rats run about no more. A food processing plant must fight such invaders, but might not close immediately upon learning of those visitors. OSHA, upon finding rats in such businesses could close them.