Armando Leñero, president of the Center of Studies on Formal Employment (CEEF), said that the more detailed the health safety protocol, the higher the confidence that the workers will have in the performance of their activities without risk of contagion by Covid-19.
In addition to the measures being announced by federal and local authorities (in accordance with the traffic light), companies have to start preparing their protocols, carefully following the new requirements for work centers and work coexistence to facilitate avoiding the spread of Covid-19.
Labor specialists explained that the first points to be taken into consideration in the preparation of the protocols for a safe return are: training plans, adaptation of their premises and entrance filters for their workers.
“Some questions need to be posed at this time, in order to be ready at the time in which, in accordance with the risk traffic light, they are able to resume their activities: What do I need to do to ensure the safe return of my workers? What risks can I be faced with and how can I handle them? What does three phase plan management consist of? What does it mean, from the labor perspective? What do I need to take into consideration for the return of the vulnerable population?”, posed Ricardo Martínez Rojas, labor specialist at D&M.
He also said that, in order to ensure the protection of workers in the return to or the continuity of the operation, it is important to have a two-way strategy: “we must think in terms of prevention and contention, taking into consideration aspects such as health and training protocols; vulnerable population management; flexibility schemes; communication and connection”.
Each organization has its own essence and, therefore, it is necessary that they start analyzing and reviewing how they will go about incorporating the new measures, “they even have to be aware of who among their personnel is vulnerable, those who have diseases such as diabetes; but also who can perform their work from their homes in order to comply with the healthy distance rule”, pointed out Fernando Yllanes, president of the Commission on Safety and Labor of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin).
Meanwhile, Armando Leñero, president of the Center of Studies on Formal Employment (CEEF) said that the more detailed the health safety protocol, the higher the confidence that the workers will have in the performance of their activities, hence the importance not only of complying with the health measures dictated by the authority, but of also creating the best work environment.