A Review of the Strategies and Policies for the Prevention and Control of the COVID-19 at Workplaces

  • Farideh Golbabaei Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Saba Kalantari Mail Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Coronavirus, COVID-19, Prevention and control, workplace, policy and strategy

Abstract

The occupational settings present high risk in terms of exposure and spreading of the Corona Virus‑2019 (COVID-19) due to the gathering of many individuals. Although still uncertainty remains around COVID-19 and it is early to have conclusion on its prevention and control, different policies have been promoted by international organizations and health authorities regarding high risk staff to reduce exposure in occupational settings. The aim of this study was to provide a brief review of the required strategies and policies to prevent and control COVID-19 at workplaces. Because of the wide and rapid spread of new coronavirus globally, all people, including employees, and employers should implement the necessary instructions, training, and measures for the prevention and control of infection. Furthermore, governments and health organizations should promote prevention and control measures in three levels of engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment (PPE) controls to prevent COVID-19 at workplaces.

Published
2020-03-30
How to Cite
1.
Golbabaei F, Kalantari S. A Review of the Strategies and Policies for the Prevention and Control of the COVID-19 at Workplaces. Int J Occup Hyg. 12(1):1-6.
Section
Review Article(s)