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AutorIn 1:
ILO
HerausgeberIn 1:
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Titel:
Practical and administrative responses to an infectious disease in the workplace
Ort:
Genf
Verlag:
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Jahr:
2004
Abstract:
"(...) In July 2003, Senior Labour Officials from ASEAN countries met in Manila to share their experience coping with the employment impact of SARS. They had dealt with sudden job losses and business closures, new occupational hazards in the health-care sector, medical screening procedures in the travel industry and the urgent need to protect workers, in all sorts of workplaces, from a new risk to their health. One of the recommendations of that meeting was that the ILO publish a set of informal guidelines on coping with the threat of SARS at the workplace, drawing from internationally agreed standards on occupational safety and health, fundamental rights of workers, WHO guidance on SARS, and the lessons from dealing with other new diseases at the workplace, such as HIV/AIDS. This Working Paper is the ILO’s response to that request. It emphasizes the importance of preparation at all levels to contain such epidemics and is aimed at promoting discussion, planning and activities to stimulate and encourage an appropriate future response to SARS. Although the national and international response to SARS in 2003 was effective in controlling the disease, new issues, problems and questions have inevitably been raised by the new challenges that SARS, or other similar infections, could present. (...)"
[SARS, MERS, Corona]
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