The document is an update of the World Health Organization (WHO) interim guidance, Coronavirus disease (COVID19) outbreak: rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers, including key considerations for occupational safety and health, which was published in March 2020.
This version, which is based on new and emerging evidence, provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures for health workers and occupational health services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also updates the rights and responsibilities for health and safety at work for health workers according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
- Health workers should continue to enjoy their right to decent, healthy and safe working conditions in the context of COVID-19;
- Primary prevention of COVID-19 among health workers should be based on risk assessment and introduction of appropriate measures;
- Other occupational risks amplified by the…
— to www.shponline.co.uk