Employment and Labour Ministry set to Embark on Inspection of Institutions
The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) has scheduled a random inspection of offices, shops and factories across the nation in a bid to monitor measures put in place within working spaces to check the spread of the novel corona virus.
This has become necessary as a result of rise in the rate of COVID- 19 infections among workers as noted by the ministry.
The purpose of this nationwide exercise is “to ensure strict compliance with and enforcement of all COVID 19 protocols and guidelines outlined by Government, the World Health Organization and the Ghana Health Services” a statement sighted by Newswatchgh.com read.
Per the press release from the Ministry, the inspection is set to commence on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour (MELR) further outlined ten areas of interest the inspection team advocates for in various workplaces.
According to the statement, both workers and officials in management position shall be trained to appropriately use, maintain and dispose off personal protective equipment (PPEs).
Among other regulations, regular consultation of occupational health services and a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for COVID-19 prevention were shortlisted to be adhered to by all employers.
The inspection team shall also expect “a response plan indicating preparedness for COVID-19 prevention at the workplace”.
As part of the inspection, strict compliance is expected especially the social distancing protocols during meetings and an available isolation room for persons who develop COVID-19 symptoms at the workplace.
The ministry further encouraged both employers and workers to make changes in their workplaces to curb the spread of the COVID 19.
Newswatchgh.com //Ferdinard Tiekon