The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office 6 (MGB-6) disinfects its office spaces on July 31, 2020 as part of its safety and sanitation measures in the workplace.
MGB-6 officer-in-charge Engr. Raul A. Laput said that we continue to fight COVID-19 by strengthening our sanitation and safety measures to reduce the risk for our personnel reporting for work.
Employees and clientele regularly observe health and safety protocols as outlined in the MGB Memorandum Order No. 2020-005 or the Supplemental Guidelines/Protocols for the Operation of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Offices Under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine.
At the start of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), MGB-6 has observed a reduction in the number of employees present at one time to ensure physical distancing given limitations in office space. It implemented health and safety protocols for its employees and clients such as wearing of masks, disinfecting before entering the office, detection of body temperature, foot bath, and keeping a record of people who are present or those who visited the office.
In preparation for the transition towards the “new normal” when the total workforce reports regularly, periodic and thorough disinfection of office premises is a must, aside from the daily sanitation being observed by the employee. In this case, MGB-6 employed the services of Safety Plus Solution Disinfection Services which uses an electrostatic disinfection technology.
As cited in Memorandum Order No. 2020-005 (Section 6, b.) issued on 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 the observance of physical distancing requirements of those who will be reporting to the office.”
The MGB-6 office policy is in effect for the GCQ and Modified GCQ status and may be lifted, modified or superseded by later guidelines. On March 20, 2020, MGB-6 had a similar office disinfection activity. On March 23 this year, MGB-6 went on a work-from-home alternative work arrangement with a skeletal force reporting in the office due to the Enhanced Community Quarantiong (ECQ) implemented by the city government of Iloilo effective March 19, 2020.
Further details regarding the memorandum order can be read found here