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Occupational health: Close to 1,400 COVID-19 clusters in EU workplaces

There were 1,376 clusters of COVID-19 cases in workplace or occupational settings in Europe and the UK between March and early July, a report has concluded, Personnel Today. The report from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has highlighted the scale of the challenge facing workplaces, and occupational health.

The report calculated that the 1,376 clusters occurred in the UK and 15 EU or European Economic Area countries in the five-month period.

Staff most at risk were those working in occupations that brought them into close physical proximity with other people, particularly when working in indoor settings or with shared transport or accommodation, it concluded.

“Increased focus on testing for COVID-19 in workplace settings, combined with robust polices on physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning, appropriate use of personal protective equipment where necessary and hand hygiene, particularly in closed settings and situations where workers have extended contact or share transportation and accommodation, will help prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks,” the report concluded.

 

[link url="https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/nearly-1400-covid-19-clusters-in-european-and-uk-workplaces-since-march/"]Full Personnel Today report[/link]

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