National Safety Council (NSC) has Provides Tips for Employers to Prevent Possible Transmission of the virus

National Safety Council (NSC) has Provides Tips for Employers to Prevent Possible Transmission of the virus

The NSC says that all employers can take important measures to keep workers healthy; however, those in the healthcare sector, with employees who travel internationally and those in the international travel industry, are at particular risk of contracting the virus.

Workplace illness prevention training is imperative for all employees, and employers should ensure their workplaces offer appropriate training.

NSC echoes recommendations from OSHA and the CDC on preventing possible transmission of the virus, including the following:

  • Practice proper infection control and sterilization measures.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and see a doctor immediately to be evaluated for 2019-nCoV.
  • If a worker becomes infected, insist that he or she fully recovers before returning to work.
  • Employees who have traveled with heightened levels of exposure should inform their employers immediately.
  • Avoid sending staff on business trips to China, where the virus has originated and has not yet been detained.

 

 

 

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