Ensuring safety of employees during COVID 19 pandemic in workplace settings
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava1, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava2
1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
MD, FAIMER, PGDHHM, DHRM, FCS, ACME. Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has influenced all the domains of human's life. Owing to the novel nature of the infection, with no potential drug or vaccine available till date for the management or prevention of the infection, it is extremely important to ensure that all the stakeholders work together. An extensive search of all materials related to the topic was carried out in the PubMed search engine and World Health Organization website and a total of 3 articles were selected based upon the suitability with the current review objectives. Keywords used in the search include COVID-19, and workplace. There is an immense need to implement appropriate strategies to prevent the spread of the infection both in the workplace and in the community. A series of measures such as early case detection, isolation of cases, contact tracing, and appropriate treatment has to be taken to ensure effective containment of the infection. To conclude, it is the need of the hour to improve the outbreak readiness and emergency response in workplace is an important component of the containment of the infection. However, this will essentially require support from all the stakeholders and the employers have to take the center stage..