KSA MOI: Panuntunan para sa mga on-call house workers (cleaners, plumbers, technicians, electricians and the like)

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Ang mga panuntunan para sa mga on-call house workers (cleaners, plumbers, technicians, electricians and the like), ay kasabay na inanunsiyo ng Ministry of Interior ng Kaharian ng Saudi Arabia sa mga panuntunan para sa mga customers at workers ng wholesale at retail stores, commercial centers, malls at public markets,  para sa mga nagtatrabaho sa contracting, construction at industrial sectors, para sa mga workers at customers ng restaurants, cafés at home delivery, at para sa mga nagtatrabaho sa loob ng opisina, noong Mayo 26, 2020.

Hindi natin pinagsasabay sa paglalathala ng mga panuntunan para mas madali itong maiintindihan, ng mga kapwa OFWs na nagtatrabaho sa ibat-ibang sektor.

Nasa baba ang Google Translation ng Arabic Announcement to English

Precautionary Measures And Preventive Measures To Limit The Spread Of The New Corona Virus

An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on the noble and generous order to form a committee headed by the Ministry of Interior to review the precautionary measures and preventive measures currently in place and update them continuously, so as to contribute to preserving the health and safety of citizens and residents, the approval of His Royal Highness and the Minister of Interior was approved to adopt the procedures Precautionary and preventive measures for the wholesale and retail trade sectors, contracting and industries prepared by the committee formed with the membership of (Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources), according to the following formula:


Home Labor Protocols (hourly system)

Hygiene and health

  • Workers should wear cloth masks for nose and mouth covers before starting work.
  • They must adhere to washing hands frequently, especially before work begins and after its end for a period of no less than 40 seconds, or cleanse hands with hand sanitizer for a period of no less than 20 seconds in the event that water and soap are not available.
  • Workers should pay attention to personal hygiene.
  • Clothes should be washed immediately after the end of the work period and allocate work clothes that are not used for sleeping or other work.
  • The operating company must provide the worker with the muzzle and hand sanitizer before starting work.
  • The buses of employees must be cleansed daily before and after they move to their workplace.
  • The operating company must implement the health requirements regarding employee housing (please refer to the manual of health requirements for worker housing issued by the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (prevention)).
  • The operating company must measure the temperature daily and ask about other symptoms such dry cough or wet cough and record this in a special record on a daily basis.
  • A daily record must be allocated to the number and location of visits made by all employees and the name of the driver in order to be referred to in the case of epidemiological investigation.

Physical spacing and remote working

  • It is preferable to reduce working hours to reduce contact with other people.
  • It is preferable to reduce the movement of workers between more than one house per day and limit it to the fewest possible number.
  • It is preferable to allocate each worker to work in specific areas or homes to reduce the chance of transmitting the infection.
  • Workers should reduce close contact with household and commitment to social distance, preferably allocating their work to specific areas of the home, such as the kitchen and toilets, if possible.
  • Workers should change gloves if they are used and wash hands or disinfect them before moving to work in another home.
  • The bus capacity should be reduced so that some seats are vacated to ensure the social separation of workers (please refer to the health requirements manual for buses).
  • Home workers should be prohibited if there are people at risk of Covid-19 at home, such as the elderly and those with chronic respiratory diseases.

Watch for symptoms

  • Workers should report any symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
  • The customer must complete the Covid-19 Symptoms Disclosure Form and Home Safety.

Reporting

  • A room must be allocated in the workers’ accommodation / housing that meets the conditions of domestic isolation for suspected cases of Covid-19 pending transfer to the hospital.
  • In the event that a confirmed case is registered among workers:
    • Persons involved in the situation must be identified from the housing workers or the company’s employees, such as drivers, and the homes visited by the worker must be identified to know those who are in contact with the situation and cooperate with the Ministry of Health in this.
    • When a customer reported the worker, he must ask the number of family members, take their data, and ask about symptoms of Covid-19 disease, or whether there is a confirmed case at home or under isolation.
    • The family members should be asked again on the same day of the visit to prevent the transmission of infection and facilitate the subsequent investigation.

Communication

  • Workers should be made aware of Covid-19 disease through official sources by sensitizing them to the following:
    • The nature of the disease and its transmission.
    • How to prevent it, by making them aware of the way to wash and disinfect hands, how to use the muzzle, mask and other means of protection, and also to educate them about sneezing etiquette.
    • They should also be made aware of the symptoms of the disease and the necessity of disclosing them.
    • Awareness posters must be published in the MDW’s residence and on their transport buses.

Implementation

  • Supervisors should be assigned to ensure the implementation of the protocol for female workers, to ensure that all requirements for housing are met, transportation, and to allocate supervisors to educate and train workers in disease prevention.

Source: https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460

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