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Document ID (ISN)103077
CIS number 04-230
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Guide on systems to facilitate contact tracing and the prevention of SARS in the workplace
Bibliographic information Occupational Health Department, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, #05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, 2003. 27p.
Internet access http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/OHD/Others/sarsguide.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; responsibilities of employers; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; infection control; viruses; zoonoses; infectious diseases; Singapore
Descriptors (secondary) body-core temperature; legal aspects; safety guides; health service records; medical supervision; notification of occupational diseases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Zoonoses