“We are promoting on-line transactions but for those who cannot avoid face to face transactions, they would have to follow our “new normal” protocols to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19,” said Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

The “no face mask, no entry” “wearing of face mask at all times” and “physical distancing” policies are among the provisions stated in the OSHC Memorandum Order No. 140: “Interim Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 in the Workplace”.

Clients and OSHC staff who will be returning to work via public transport will only be allowed to enter through Gate 1 located on North Avenue. No pedestrian will be allowed to enter Gate 2 located on Agham Road as this will be used for the entrance and exit of vehicles only. A security guard will be ensuring that the physical distancing of one meter is observed at all times.

The entrance protocols may be tedious and we do expect long queues but the safety of both our clients and employees matters more. These stringent measures will enable us to minimise physical contact and prevent Covid-19 transmission, Binag added.

All people entering the OSHC compound including those inside the vehicles will have to undergo a temperature check and those with temperatures above 37.5 °C even after a five-minute rest will not be allowed to enter. Everybody also has to answer the Health Declaration Checklist.
Hand washing stations and footbaths have already been placed in entry points and all who have completed the Health Declaration Checklist are required to sanitize their hands and shoes before entering the lobby.

All public transactions shall be done at the lobby only and clients and guests will not be allowed to go beyond this area. Clients will have to complete the Client Transaction Form and proceed to the designated waiting area.

END/ DJ Romero