WORKER SAFETY & HEALTH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Updated: Jul 31, 2020
In this COVID-19 pandemic, protecting worker health is central to protecting public health.
All workers who are on the job during this pandemic, from front-line health care workers and emergency responders, to those working in supermarkets, delivery, pharmacies, factories, transportation, sanitation, and all other essential workplaces, must be protected from disease transmission. This in turn will protect the public.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , we know that COVID-19 is generally thought to be transmitted by respiratory droplets from infected persons, especially when they cough or sneeze.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. People can transmit the virus even if they are not showing any symptoms. CDC also states that people may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
The European Agency For Health And Safety At Work (EU-OSHA) has published an article on how Healthy Workplaces Stop The Pandemic, follow link
We must work together to stop the spread of this disease, one of the vital areas this needs to be done is the workplace.
EU guidance is to provide employees with the knowledge and awareness. Everyone must be made aware of how this virus spreads, it's symptoms of infection and how to reduce and minimise exposure.
The EU guidance helps employers provide workers with information they require and what basic measures should be put in place to prevent further infections.
It does not inform about the technology and software that is available that further helps prevent infection and contact tracing.
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