In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, organisations and building owners should take all necessary precautions by providing temperature checks at all entry points, disinfecting all public spaces in the workplace and providing disposable face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by staff or visitors, among others.
The Workplace Safety and Health Officer / HSE representative / HSE focal point or relevant health and safety department / unit should promote and communicate necessary information related to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic such as proper cough and sneeze etiquette, correct way to wash hands and social or physical distancing measures. This can be done through various means such as briefings, posters and intranet communications. Ensure to update your protective measures according to the escalation factors and advice provided by MOH and SHENA.
Procedures should be in place to manage staff and/or visitors who are feeling unwell and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to be developed to ensure continued operations of the organisation.
SHENA has developed a General Advisory for Workplace in response to COVID-19 which provides guidance as to measures to implement at the workplace to protect employees and curb the spread of COVID-19 can be found here.
SHENA has also prepared a Workplace Assessment Checklist for COVID-19 in English and Malay to be utilized by all workplaces to assess organizational readiness to respond to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health has produced infographics on infectious controls measures at the workplace which can be found here as well as protection of the workplace against respiratory infections which can be found here.