Q&A: Health and Safety Tips During the COVID-19

September 07,2020

Where does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is mainly spread through respiratory droplets or contact with contaminated surfaces. Exposure may occur in the workplace, on the way to work, during travel, and on the way to and from the workplace.


What is the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace?

The risk of COVID-19 exposure in the workplace depends on whether you will come into contact with others within 1 meter, have frequent physical contact with potentially infected persons, or come into contact with contaminated surfaces and objects.


What are the main considerations for workplace risk assessment?

Each risk assessment needs to consider the environment, threats, available resources (such as personal protective equipment), and the feasibility of protective measures. Risk assessment should also be extended to collective accommodation provided by employers for employees, such as dormitories. Basic public services such as food retail, accommodation, public transportation, door-to-door delivery, water supply, and sanitation facilities, and other workers may face greater occupational health and safety hazards. When conducting risk assessments for individuals, it should be considered that the elderly or those with underlying diseases may be at higher risk of COVID-19.


What are the key measures to prevent COVID-19 in all workplaces?

COVID-19 prevention measures that apply to all workplaces and workplace owners include:

  1. Wash your hands frequently or disinfect with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Pay attention to respiratory hygiene. According to national recommendations, keep a body distance of at least 1 meter or more, and wear a mask where it is impossible to maintain a distance.
  3. Regularly clean and disinfect the environment, and use appropriate air purification equipment to filter and sterilize the surrounding air. ALORAIR PureAiro HEPA Max 970 Air Scrubber is a convenient filtration system for cleaning the air. It has a HEPA/activated carbon filter and built-in UV-C light, which can help filter bacteria and kill it.
  4. Limit unnecessary travel.
  5. Clear policies and information, training, and education of employees and managers are essential to raising awareness.