Follow Advisory on Workplace Measures to Tackle Influenza A (H1N1-2009) says AEGIS ASIA Singapore

To help prepare for a possible swine flu outbreak, AEGIS ASIA Singapore would like to share the Tripartite Advisory on Workplace Measures to Tackle Influenza A (H1N1-2009) issued by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
 
May 4, 2009 - PRLog -- Introduction

To help prepare for a possible swine flu outbreak, AEGIS ASIA Singapore would like to share the Tripartite Advisory on Workplace Measures to Tackle Influenza A (H1N1-2009) issued by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore


Background

  The World Health Organisation has raised the pandemic alert phase for the outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1-2009) from Phase 4 to Phase 5, signaling that a pandemic is imminent. Even though there are no human cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009) in Singapore as of 30 April 09, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has upgraded Singapore's alert level from Yellow to Orange.  This indicates that there is a real possibility that such cases may surface in Singapore and we must be prepared on all fronts to delay their spread to Singapore for as long as possible.

Tripartite Advisory on Workplace Measures

2   In consultation with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recommends the following to help employers make appropriate preparations for a possible Influenza A (H1N1-2009) outbreak, at the alert level of Orange:

Information Dissemination

3   Employers should closely monitor Influenza A (H1N1-2009)-related developments, and follow the travel and health advisories at the MOH Website. The information should then be communicated regularly to employees.

4   Employers are advised to brief employees on business continuity plans.  Plans for continuity in key positions should also be in place. In addition, the plans should also cover actions relating to higher alert levels (i.e. Red and Black).  

Infection Control Measures

5   Employers are strongly encouraged to implement infection control measures at the workplace, including:

a.       Maintaining environmental cleanliness to minimize transmission of the Influenza A (H1N1-2009) virus, including frequent disinfection of common areas.

b.       Advising employees to maintain high standards of personal hygiene, such as washing hands frequently with soap and water, especially after contact with respiratory secretions (e.g. after sneezing and coughing). Those who have flu-like symptoms should seek medical help promptly, and inform the doctors of their travel histories.

c.        Conducting temperature checks routinely. Employees with a higher-than-normal temperature should be advised to seek treatment immediately. Information of all visitors should also be recorded, including the date and time of visit, personal particulars and contact number of visitors. This will facilitate contact tracing should the need arise.

d.       Avoiding or postponing non-essential travel to Mexico. In the event that travel to Mexico is unavoidable, employees should take precautionary measures, such as avoiding crowded areas and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene at all times. Employers should note that persons with travel history to Mexico over the past seven days will be quarantined for seven days on their return to Singapore and undergo phone surveillance for symptoms for Influenza A (H1N1-2009) flu. Employees who are returning from other affected areas (i.e. states of New York, California, Kansas and Texas in the United States and the state of Nova Scotia in Canada) should be advised to stay at home for seven days upon return and check themselves for symptoms for Influenza A (H1N1-2009) flu. They should practice social distancing and refrain from joining mass gatherings, e.g. going to the cinemas, shopping malls, or supermarkets etc. Employees who develop respiratory illness with fever (Temperature > 38oC) within seven days after their return should put on a surgical mask and call 993 for an ambulance. They should also disclose their travel histories to their doctors.

AEGIS ASIA Contingency plans

AEGIS ASIA offers two defense mechanisms against Swine Flu H1N1

1.   Forward offence:

Ox Bio disinfectant biocides proven effective against Influenza viral strains. This is for environment which has experienced  a viral outbreak and requires a through decontamination and validation to ensure safe human occupation.

2.    Forward defense: (Preventive Strategies)

ÆGIS Microbe Shield, a surface bonded long lasting non leaching antimicrobial proven effective against Influenza viral strains.

ÆGIS is anti viral and anti microbial. Kill two birds with one stone, and get immediate and long term benefits like reduction of microbial activity and spikes in your treated indoor environment.

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