As Mexico gets back to work, workers should not have to choose between their job and their health, especially during a pandemic. Similar to taking temperatures, while social distancing seems simple in theory, it is much more difficult to execute.
An employer can judge, by applying official guidelines or with input from a medical consultant, whether and when an employee who has been ill or who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 can safely return to work.
The Health And Safety Of Your Workers
Visitor and employee logs are required to be kept for access points and rooms where physical distancing is not possible. Restaurants shall create, maintain, and follow established policies regarding when employees who have become ill are permitted to return to work. Signage and directional posters can be used to remind both employees and patrons to abide by health protocols. Employees may choose to wear their own facial covering at work, provided it meets the minimum requirements.
Occupational Health And Safety Guidance
Prevention officers are working with health care providers and others to support the direction of provincial and federal public health agencies in reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure to health care workers. You should consult with Certolab Business Medical Services to discuss your particular safety concerns and to determine if it is safe for you to help. Under federal laws your business must ensure the health and safety of your workers and not put the health and safety of other people at risk. You must take reasonable care for your own health and safety and the health and safety of others in your workplace. Employers should develop the necessary policies to manage their workplace, including policies around who can be at the workplace, how to address illness that arises at the workplace, and how workers can be kept safe in adjusted working conditions.
Physical Distancing And Other Public Health Guidance
The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. You must take action to protect workers and others at the workplace from the risk of exposure to the virus so far as is reasonably practicable.