Dr.Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Santosh Gangwar , Union Minister of State (Independent charge),Labour and Employment released a booklet on ‘COVID-19-Safe workplace guidelines for industry’ through virtual platform in the presence of Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
During release Dr.Harsh Vardhan said, “These guidelines are commendable and timely. This will help in welfare of the industrial workers. The guidelines act as a comprehensive planning guidance for employers and workers to use it to help identify risk levels of Covid-19 at individual workplace settings in their premises and to determine appropriate control measures”. These guidelines include all important preventive measures which are required stay away from the virus. These guidelines has workplace safety based measures like respiratory hygiene, frequent hand washing, social distancing and frequent sanitization of the workplace.
The Health Minister further said, “Government of India under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister is committed to the welfare of the workers. As the country is moving towards the unlocking of economic activities, it is important that the guidelines are followed within the industry premises. Scientific prevention, precaution, and a positive attitude will help us in our fight against COVID. These guidelines will provide the guidance for the assessment, categorization and mitigation of risk related to varied work related exposures to Covid-19 and contingency plan.”