In preparation for the country’s transition towards the “New Normal” and the anticipation of almost all employees in the workforce to report to their duties, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau has taken it upon themselves to implement further disinfection around its premises in addition to the daily sanitation already observed every day.
This is to increase safety measures and ensure the employees (as well as non-employees who go through the compound) will operate under a sterilized environment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the implementation of the General Community Quarantine, which allowed key personnel to take turns going to work under a strictly scheduled skeletal system, MGB personnel made sure to observe health measures such as daily sanitation of office spaces before and after work shifts, constant washing of hands, social distancing and wearing of masks and face shields on duty.
In a statement taken from Memorandum Order No. 2020-005 (Section 6, b.) dated June 04, 2020, “The following activities and precautionary measures should be implemented prior to the resumption of normal office operations:
- Disinfection or decontamination activities on all its buildings, facilities and office vehicles. The disinfection should be part of the regular maintenance and upkeep of each office.
- Conduct of health status survey to ensure that all those reporting to the office are in tip-top shape and that no one is exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19 disease.
- Modification of the workplace layout to ensure observance of physical distancing requirements of those who will be reporting to the office.”
The Supplemental Guidelines is to take effect immediately and may be lifted, modified or superseded by later guidelines.
Further details regarding the Supplemental Guidelines can be read here.
By: Mineral Economics, Information and Publication Division
Employees conduct sanitation measures around the compound.