Implementation of Health Protocols in Corporate and Industrial Facilities
At the beginning of the Pandemic, Australia and other countries implemented social restrictions. However, because this pandemic is not over, of course, the world economy is experiencing various problems.
Therefore, now the government has made concessions to carry out the new normal, even though Australians are currently still not completely back to their normal lives. However, because this has become a policy and the economy, especially in companies and industries, has also experienced losses for a long time, this is welcomed.
Many companies and industries that have previously stopped are now operating. However, this opening does not experience freedom.
Companies and industries must implement the applicable health protocols. Here are some things that need to be done by the workplace for implementing the new normal :
Implementing Hygiene and Sanitation in the Work Environment
First, companies and industries must implement good hygiene and sanitation in the work environment. The company must ensure that all workplaces are always cleaned by professional cleaning personnel and should clean regularly, especially using disinfectants at least once every 4 hours.
Use a disinfectant that is under the standards and has the best quality. Pay attention to the composition of the disinfectant, and make sure the disinfectant has a wonderful ability to eradicate viruses.
In addition, maintain workplace air quality by paying attention to good air circulation. It’s better not to use the air conditioner because according to the latest research, the coronavirus can float in the air with micro-sized (microdroplets) so you can open the window wide so that the air changes quickly if you have to, make sure to always clean the AC filter.
Provide a hand washing area so that all workers can wash their hands frequently so that they can better prevent the spread of the virus. It could also be by providing an anti-septic as a hand sanitizer so that it is easier to use when the hands look clean.
Perform Workplace Engineering
If your company has a workplace between employees that is too close, then engineering by placing tables at least 1-2 meters apart. However, if they. The workplace. is too narrow, you can install a barrier. For companies in the service sector that require face-to-face meetings with clients, glass, mica or plastic boundaries should also be provided to keep them visible.
You can do another engineering according to the conditions in the company or industry that you have. Don’t stick to the rules too much because not all rules can be if used in all places.
The bottom line is that you have to make this workplace safe for both workers and clients. Change the workplace as much as possible to limit the spread of the coronavirus because it spreads quickly and many don’t realize it.
Conduct Screening at Every Workplace Entry Point
Companies and industries must carry out screening at every building entrance. Determine a special officer who is trusted and has the competence to take temperature measurements. Normal human temperature is 36.5 o C to 37.5 o C.
This temperature measurement should also not be carried out in an air-conditioned room because it can affect the examination results. Make sure all workers have a normal temperature because a temperature of over 37.5 ° C is one symptom of coronavirus infection.
Implementing Physical Restrictions
Next, apply very strict physical restrictions. Still related to workplace engineering, you can add some good signs in the elevator, on the floor, in the queue, and so on as a sign for people who are in the work environment undergoing physical restrictions. If something is not orderly, then the officer must reprimand or take action.
Physical restrictions can also be done by limiting crowd events, such as meetings, eating, and so on. Even though you are in the office, it is okay to have an online meeting or you can also have a meeting that meets in person, but by providing a distance of about 1-2 meters between seats.
- Prohibition of Work for Workers with Symptoms of Illness
If a worker experiences some symptoms of the Covid-19 disease, they are prohibited from working and instructed to undergo a test so that it is more accurate. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, runny nose, stones, tightness, and so on. If there are workers who experience this at the screening stage, immediately put them in a special observation room.
However, if they are still at home, they should immediately be instructed to carry out the examination. Provide evidence with the permission of the doctor who examined them. Then, give them time to rest until the symptoms have disappeared. Let them carry out independent isolation or isolation in the hospital if the results are positive.
Requiring all workers to use masks properly
And last, make sure all workers use masks properly. Workers are required to wear cloth masks, but in certain circumstances, they can use surgical masks. Masks must be used at all times to prevent droplets from escaping and also prevent droplets that are outside from entering your respiratory tract.
However, its use must also be correct. Make sure workers use masks that fit and cover all areas of the mouth and nose. Make sure the worker does not touch the outside of the mask. Workers need to change their masks every 4 hours. Make sure workers don’t lower the mask to the neck or chin, etc. So that its use can be more effective.