Workplace Health and Safety in the Coronavirus Process

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Workplace Health and Safety in the Coronavirus Process

The global COVID-19 pandemic has a great impact on working life, and workplace health and safety is one of the most important issues in the coronavirus process. In addition to threatening public health, it also threatens the economic, social and long-term living conditions and health of millions of people.

 

The state, workers and employers must cooperate in combating the epidemic, ensuring worker safety and the sustainability of businesses and businesses.

For this sustainability, there are certain rules to be followed during the pandemic in the working environment, these are the factors that affect workplace health and safety in the coronavirus process.

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Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Employers should consider the following points;

  • Measuring the temperature of the employees with non-contact thermometers before starting their work and directing those with high fever to the workplace doctor or the nearest health institution

  • An appropriate working method should be determined to ensure the social distance of employees in the workplace.

  • Employees should be instructed to wash their hands with plenty of soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering their workplace.

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Cleaning and Hygiene

One of the most reliable protection methods for workplace health and safety in the coronavirus process is our attention to Cleanliness and Hygiene.

Some of the things we need to pay attention to are;

  • Common use of equipment should be avoided in the workplace and in equipment, vehicles.

  • Employees should be instructed to wash their hands with plenty of soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering their workplace.

  • Visits to the workplace from outside, etc. activities should be restricted and canceled in non-emergency situations.

  • If possible, the workplace should be naturally ventilated at regular intervals.

How Should the PPE Be Appropriate After Use?

  • If only gloves are used, it can be thrown away in the patient room.

  • If full SPKE is used, it should be disposed of in a garbage outside the patient's room.

  • The mask should be removed after the room door is closed and a new mask should be worn.

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Information Should Be Given About Personal Protective Equipment

Fully closed eye protection or face protection / visor (EN-166), protective clothing (EN-14126), respiratory protection (EN-149 / FFP2 or FFP3) Use of masks and gloves (with EN ISO 374-5 and virus pictogram) must be ensured.


If an employee is found to have COVID-19, the employer should inform other employees of possible exposure to COVID-19 and contact medical institutions. First of all, contact information should be determined and the relevant health institution of the Ministry of Health should be contacted to ensure referrals. It should be noted that the likelihood of infection may increase, especially if other workers are sent unnecessarily to emergency COVID classification and outpatient clinics for testing. It should not be forgotten that it is very important to apply these factors to ensure workplace health and safety in the coronavirus process.