MAN writes over 3,000 companies to prevent COVID-19 infections at work

Manufacturing

As business operations resume tomorrow, especially in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged employers and their staff to adhere strictly to fourteen preventive measures put in place by the government through the the Na￾onal Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In a letter to over 3,000 of its members company across the country,  Mr. Ambrose Oruche, Acting Director-General of the Association, said:
“In developing these strategies towards safeguarding the health and wellbeing of staff, we should endeavour to adopt measures as they evolve in managing this pandemic.
“As we look forward to resump￾on of business opera￾ons, we pray for business recovery and sustenance during this period.”

HOW CAN EMPLOYERS REDUCE THE RISK OF SPREAD OF COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection and reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus by following basic hand and respiratory hygiene measures.

Promote thorough and frequent handwashing, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and make available alcohol sanitzers in office and business premises, especially at all entrances

Employees should wash their hands before leaving home and on arrival at their place of employment. Also, a￾er using the toilet, before food prepara￾on and before ea￾ng any food, including snacks. Likewise before leaving their place of employment

Encourage employees to cover their nose and mouth with ￾ssue when coughing or sneezing. Used ￾ssue should immediately be disposed in a covered bin followed by washing of hands. Alterna￾vely, sneeze or cough into a bent elbow if no ￾ssue is available. Ensure provision of covered bins in office and business premises

Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands to avoid transfer of the virus from surfaces, into eye, mouth or nose

Use of face mask should be made compulsory for all staff
Display signage in your office or business premises reminding staff and visitors to maintain good and respiratory hygiene

Employees who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend any public
gatherings. If symptoms akin to COVID-19 develop, call NCDC on 0800 970 00010.

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