Creating healthy and safe workplaces

Published on February 24, 2020
Creating healthy and safe workplaces

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, Procurement Australasia partner- Winc has produced six workplace health and safety tips designed to support Australian workplaces in managing infection control, preventing outbreaks and keeping staff happy and healthy.

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.

For everything your workplace needs to work safely, talk to Procurement Australasia.

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