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Covid: new rules, the mask is recommended for private workers


Ffp2 masks recommended in particular contexts and for the fragile. The "Update Protocol" of the anti-Covid measures in the workplace provides for this. The Ffp2 - we read - are "important for the protection of workers' health". Beware of the fragile. (HANDLE)

Ffp2 masks recommended in particular contexts and for the fragile


This is foreseen by the "Update Protocol" of the anti-Covid measures in the workplace made known by the Ministry of Labor after discussions with the Ministry of Health, Mise, Inail and social partners.

"The use of Ffp2 filtering facial respiratory protection devices is an important safeguard for the protection of workers' health for the purpose of preventing contagion" indoors and "shared by several workers or open to the public or where in any case interpersonal distancing of 1 meter is not possible ".

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The employer is expected to ensure "the

availability of Ffp2 in order to allow all workers to use it


Furthermore, the employer, "upon specific indication of the competent doctor or the head of the prevention and protection service, on the basis of the specific tasks and work contexts referred to above - it is clarified - identifies particular groups of workers to whom to provide adequate safety devices. individual protection (Ffp2), which must be worn, paying particular attention to fragile subjects ".

The current Protocol is "more streamlined and contains a series of prevention measures that take into account the evolution of the pandemic situation: it is an important simplification of the framework of rules but it is not a free all, given the surge in infections in recent days ".

The prevention measures "concern information, through the most suitable and effective methods, to all workers and anyone who enters the workplace of the risk of contagion from Covid-19 - it is pointed out - the methods of entry into the workplace, management of contracts,

cleaning and sanitizing of premises and air exchange

, personal hygiene precautions, respiratory protection devices, the management of common spaces, the management of the entry and exit of employees, the management of a symptomatic person in the company, health surveillance, agile work, enhanced protection of fragile workers.

The role of the company committees for the application and verification of the prevention rules is central ".

The document updates the measures already contained in the shared protocols signed after the declaration of a state of emergency and "a great sense of responsibility has been shown by all the social partners who - it is noted - in a moment of resumption of infections, have been able to establish some rules - keys that will play an important role in contributing to the containment of the virus ".

The parties undertake to meet "if there are changes in the current epidemiological framework that require a redefinition of the preventive measures shared here and, in any case, by 31 October 2022 to verify the updating of the same measures".

Source: ansa

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