Cambodia introduces COVID-19 protocols for businesses
Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational training has introduced a set of standard operating procedures for the management of companies and factories to adhere to, in line with recent developments of the pandemic and new government measures.
Labour minister Ith Sam Heng urged factory, business owners and workers to adhere to these guidelines.
“Implementing these [procedures] will ensure the sustainability of the business production chain and maintain stability of employment and income, which are beneficial to both employers and workers and… will prevent risks due to the spread of infectious diseases, especially COVID-19,” he said, reports The Phnomh Penh Post.
As there are bound to be future mutations giving way to new variants, it is necessary to learn to live with COVID-19 and promote socio-economic recovery, job stability and balance factory production and business with public health in a “new normal”, he added.
The protocols cover matters like what to do when staff test positive for COVID-19, how to perform risk assessment and inspections, and procedures for monitoring and evaluation.
To come up with the procedures, ministry officials had reviewed and taken into account safety and health measures in the workplace, alongside other relevant legal documents and existing public health measures.