7 Basic Guidelines

In this section I will detail some of the main modifications on the 7 basic guidelines:

Guideline 1: Cleaning and disinfection of the workplace

The frequency with which the cleaning and disinfection of each workplace environment is carried out must be established.

For example, the administrative office will be cleaned every 7 days and the disinfection process will be biweekly (Frequency + Environment).

Guideline 2: Evaluation of the health condition of the worker prior to the return or reincorporation to the workplace

Control de Temperatura corporal aleatoria al momento del ingreso al centro de trabajo, esta actividad no es obligatoria a centros de trabajo con menos de 20 trabajadores.

Workers must complete a symptomatology sheet.

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The application of serological or molecular tests for the surveillance of COVID-19 is for High or Very High Risk jobs.

The application of serological or molecular tests for the surveillance of COVID-19 is for High or Very High Risk jobs.

Guideline 3: Hand Washing and Sanitizing

It is ratified that a hand washing point and alcohol points (gel or liquid) must be ensured upon entering the workplace.

Guideline 4: Awareness of the prevention of contagion in the workplace

The mandatory use of a mask during working hours is ratified.

Guideline 5: Preventive measures of collective application

  • The mask should cover the nose and mouth.
  • Training of workers on preventive measures against COVID-19 before restarting activities.
  • Ventilated environments, it is recommended to keep the office doors open.
  • Protection of workers in customer service positions, through the use of physical barriers, for example, screens or screens for counters.
  • Personal assistance markers must be approach markers.
  • Pregnant women and women who breastfeed preferably should perform remote work, if this is not possible, they should not be located in areas exposed to the public.

Guideline 6: Personal protection measures

The employer must ensure the availability of personal protective equipment and implement measures for its correct and mandatory use.

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Guideline 7: Surveillance of worker’s health during the Health Emergency

It is specified that the obligations of this guideline apply during the health emergency:

  • The body temperature of all workers will be controlled at the time of entry and at the end of the working day.
  • In the PLAN, you must consider the mental health measures to preserve an adequate work environment that favors the implementation of this technical document.

Workers with risk factors for COVID-19

For the resumption of the in-person work of the workers who are members of the group of risk groups, they take into consideration:

  • The clinical information, history and / or medical reports, this information must be assessed by a health professional to determine the state of health.
  • In the case of female workers who are in a state of pregnancy and present some interference in the pregnancy, the occupational physician determines whether or not they can remain at work.

Complementary Provisions

During the surveillance of the health emergency due to COVID-19, public entities, private companies, that do not have the service of safety and health at work or surveillance of the health of workers, must apply as a minimum:

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conclusion

  1. Before starting work, every employer is obliged to prepare a Plan for the Surveillance, Prevention and Control of COVID-19 at Work.

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