|Document ID (ISN)||103077|
|Convention or series no.
||Guide on systems to facilitate contact tracing and the prevention of SARS in the workplace
||Occupational Health Department, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, #05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, 2003. 27p.
||http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/OHD/Others/sarsguide.pdf [in English]
||The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced a series of precautionary measures aimed at protecting workplaces from the risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). With effect from 15 June 2003, daily temperature-taking will be required for all construction worksites, shipyards, factories employing more than 25 workers and for foreign worker dormitories. Furthermore, it is essential that workplaces implement systems to facilitate contact tracing when any employee or visitors is suspected of being infected with SARS. This guide aims to help employers establish pro-active measures to facilitate contact tracing in the workplace. It consists of a series of recommendations together with forms for logging workers' temperature, reporting suspected SARS cases and recording their contacts. See also CIS 04-231.
||plant health organization; responsibilities of employers; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; infection control; viruses; zoonoses; infectious diseases; Singapore
||body-core temperature; legal aspects; safety guides; health service records; medical supervision; notification of occupational diseases
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases