Did you know that in any workplace employers have a duty to provide a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of employees? This includes taking the necessary steps to manage the health and safety risks associated with the Coronavirus.
Firstly, as an employer, you must identify whether there is a risk to the health of your employees from exposure to Coronavirus at their workplace. This includes everything from reviewing infection control practices to monitoring latest travel advice (including travels bans) and keeping employees up to date on new information.
Apart from talking to any employees who have been in China recently or have been in close contact with confirmed cases of Coronavirus, employers should also take proactive measures where a risk to health in the workplace is identified. In the case of the Coronavirus, one way you could do that would be by providing hand sanitiser to allow employees to maintain good hygiene practices.
To help workplaces work safely, Winc’s two resident nursing professionals have collaborated to produce six workplace health and safety tips. These have been designed to support all Australian workplaces with some of the most effective ways to manage infection control and reduce risk.
To comply with Work Health and Safety legislation, employers must implement infection control procedures and provide ample equipment and training. The tips outlined above are just a couple of ways your workplace can prevent outbreaks and keep staff happy and healthy.
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For more information on what workplaces need to do to for their employees as the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, visit worksafeaustralia.com.au.