Precautionary Measures for Construction Workers

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In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world.

With many restrictions being lifted around the construction industry- building infrastructure for healthcare and across MGNREGA for daily wagers- precautionary measures need to be set to prevent the spread of contamination.

The health and safety concerns of the workers and other individuals who are working on these construction sites must be seen as a high priority. For this purpose, the SELCO Foundation with LabourNet has compiled a concise document on some standard operating procedures for the control of the spread of COVID-19.
OVERALL CONSIDERATIONS FOR WORK SITES
  1. General Hygiene
  2. Awareness / Support to Workers
  3. Entrance and Exit to Construction sites and labour colonies
  4. Site maps and segregation
  5. Risk of infection to various stakeholders
  6. Tools and gear
  7. Material and storage
  8. Construction work and physical distancing/ other precautions
  9. Precautions for Accommodation On-site and Offsites
General Hygiene
Entrance to Site/ Labour Colony
Risk of Infection

Limit any unnecessary visitors to the site, e.g sales staff, office staff, family members or clients. For others who visit for a few hours, masks, gloves and a protective layer that can be sanitized after every use is to be considered.

Important role of home owners and clients on ensuring protocols on sites and in accommodation.

Financial Contribution

Bank Transfer

Domestic (India) and International

Direct Online Transfer

Domestic (India)

Direct Online Transfer

International

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