Written by : Shahana Raza

Some Basic History of Corona Virus 19 is Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel corona virus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new corona virus that has not been previously identified in humans

Based on studies of infection and mortality rates globally by WHO Researchers it is believed the current mortality rate for the virus is 3.4% as of 05 March 2020.

As the virus has not been encountered before the NHS and other bodies do not know exactly how the virus spreads from person to person. It is currently believed that like more common viruses it is most likely spread in cough droplets. It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Viruses like corona virus cannot live outside the body for very long.

 With most of the Covid-related restrictions having been relaxed despite lukewarm response of even health workers to the government-run vaccination campaign, health experts fear a resurgence in number of cases that may compel the government to declare a third wave of corona virus in the country.

 

Hazard Assessments COVID-19 for workers

A simple risk analysis can help you determine where – and what – personal protective equipment should be used. Hazard assessments are required under OSHA regulations for deciding what personal protective equipment controls may be needed for hazards on the job. A literal reading would even suggest that they be completed for work tasks that may not require the use of personal protective equipment. This would be necessary simply to make the determination that personal protective equipment is not needed. While the requirement for hazard assessments has been with us since 1994, I suspect that many workplaces have not complied or do not have the necessary documentation to prove that hazard assessments were adequately performed. This documentation could become especially important should a serious injury occur .

Supervisors:

  • Provide a copy of the most recent version of the HS-03.12 Risk Management – Supplier COVID-19 Safety Standard to all supplier personnel

. ● Inform suppliers of the current Salesforce office reopening phase (0-4).

  • Ensure that all suppliers keep records on file for records of a site specific orientation which includes (but not limited to) information on COVID-19 risks, PPE requirements, social distancing requirements, fitness to work program and COVID-19 case response plan.
  • Routinely monitor supplier activities to ensure compliance with this program.

Suppliers:

Suppliers are responsible for the safety of their personnel and affected Sales force employees while work is being performed. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Develop and utilize all COVID-19 safety programs needed to lower risk of COVID-19 at a Salesforce location.
  • Provide personal protective equipment (e.g. face coverings, gloves, etc),
  • Ensure personnel are aware of COVID-19 hygiene requirements and provide adequate amounts of alcohol based hand sanitizer
  • Suppliers must keep records on file of a site specific orientation which includes (but not limited to) information on COVID-19 risks, PPE requirements, social distancing requirements, fitness to work program and COVID-19 case response plan.
  • Have a defined COVID-19 case management and fitness to work program in place
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets onsite and make available for all hazardous chemicals utilized by supplier personnel within a Salesforce facility.
  • communicates any COVID-19 -related information and requirements to subcontractors and ensure subcontractors meet all regulatory requirements and requirements of this program

Health and Safety:

Review this document regularly to ensure relevant office safety requirements are included. Lead responses to all suspected COVID-19 cases. Review and approve exceptions to the risk controls outlined in this document .Conduct a periodic audit of contractors to ensure compliance with this standard

Batter is that to stay at home and social distance is very important using face mask regularly because these days our current situation is very bad we increase number of Corona cases and have shortage of Beds and Oxygen Cylinder for Covid patients in Hospitals in Beg Cities 

With several states and Union Territories going under lockdown, we have compiled a list of essentials to prepare you for your stay indoors. Social distancing is more important than even wearing masks in curbing the spread of corona virus (COVID-19)

Why do I need a checklist for the essentials?

A checklist helps you organize yourself better. Reduce number of visits to the market, malls and stores. Less visits to the outside means less contact with people and possibly infected surfaces Prevents any last minute panic.

Use face mask and vitamins medicines and fruits and vegetables. Regular monthly medicines for chronic diseases like high BP, asthma, diabetes, thyroid etc) of – Parents – Children – Yourself and spouse Medicines prescribed in pregnancy. Contact and discuss with your doctor

For times you get sick:

  • Medicines for reducing fever such as paracetamol
  •  A thermometer for monitoring a fever
  • Cough and cold medicines including cough drops and lozenges, topical rubs, antiallergics and nasal decongestants
  •  ORS sachets for diarrhea or dehydration
  •  Antacid syrups or tablets
  •  Band-aids and antiseptic liquid to help you during minor injuries A burn ointment for minor burns Glucose candies for people with diabetes
  •  Any vitamins or supplements (individual requirements)
  • Pain-relieving ointments, balms and sprays
  • Hot water bag/ hot and cold packs
  • Ispaghol (Chilka) powder (if you tend to feel constipated very often)

Important Food for Health

Supplies of shelf-stable food such as rice, flour, pulses, canned items, ready to-eat food items. Vegetables with long shelf life such as potato, onion, bell pepper, etc. Seasonal fruits (only as per requirements) Frozen items including peas, sweet corns, meat.  Kitchen staples including tea, coffee, sugar, salt, bread, milk powder (as per individual requirements), cooking oil.

Very important care for daily Uses because care is a big Madison:

  • Using Mask
  • Soaps and hand washes, to wash away the corona virus .
  •  Hand sanitizer; keep handy when soap and water is not available.

Floor disinfectants and wipes Alcohol wipes for high touch surfaces like phones Toilet cleaners Tissues Separate towels for every family member Toothpaste Detergents Dishwashing bars Bath Products Extra gas cylinder

Baby and child care:

Far Away from Baby, Use Baby wipes, use proper Baby food.  Bath essentials including baby soaps, separate towels Art supplies and other hobby items (color pencils, drawing books, craft kits, clay moulds, puzzles, etc) to channelize your kid’s energy.

Batter is stay home and stay safe avoid hand shake and Gathering,  because No vaccine.

There is currently no treatment beyond supportive medical care to relieve symptoms.

If you have Symptom s of Corona virus like

  • COUGHING
  • FEVER
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATHING
  • PNEUMONIA
  • VOMITING
  • DIARRHEA

Then Isolate yourself.

WHAT DOES SELF- ISOLATING MEAN?

Stay at Home.

  • Separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time.
  • Only allow people who live with you to stay.
  • Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened.
  • Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting

Make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online

  • Clean toilets and bathrooms regularly.
  •  Think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves.
  •  Use separate towels from anyone else in the household.
  •  Wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean Crockery and cutlery.
  •  Stay away from your pets
  • Wash your hands before and after contact Groceries, medicines or other shopping.
  •  Do not invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  •  Do not use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis.
  •  Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home.

 

Shahana Raza

(M.Phil OHS ) (Punjab University Lahore )

E-mail: shahanaraza361@gmail.com

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