Health precautions for safe return to work reviewed

The Arab Labour Organisation yesterday held an interactive forum via video conference, under the theme “Resuming work amid Covid-19”.

Labour and Social Development Ministry assistant under-secretary Ahmed Jaffer Al Haiki took part in the virtual session, along with officials representing Arab governments, employers and employees.

The remote session highlighted precautionary measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment during the phased resumption of work in Arab countries.

It stressed the importance of stepping up co-operation and co-ordination between governments, employees and employees to ensure compliance with the preventive measures and contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing the virtual session, Mr Al Haiki highlighted precautionary measures in Bahrain to curb the pandemic, citing particularly the enforcement of social distancing at worksites and labour camps.

He outlined the directives of the Health Ministry and other authorities to comply with precautionary measures for the safety of workers who represent a top priority, being the cornerstone of the economic revitalisation.




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