Incidence of Coronavirus 2019 in Workplace after Self Evaluation of Risk Assessment and Vigilant Measures Against the Spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Rayong Province

Authors

  • Amnuayporn Jaitue Department of Preventive and Social Maedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.
  • Theerasit Chernbamrung Department of Preventive and Social Maedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.

Keywords:

workplace, risk assessment, vigilant measures, COVID-19

Abstract

The aim of this article is to estimate incidence of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in workplace. Self-evaluation data of risk assessment following the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in “New normal” lifestyle recommended by Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, were collected. These data collected from 222 industries in Rayong Province. The posted questionnaire was registered in May 2020, and data of Covid-19 infection in workplace during May 2020 to July 2021 were analyzed. The risk assessment results reported 79.7% in moderate
risk. The Incidence of COVID-19 infected cases in workplace was 9% (20 industries). Most Covid-19 infected cases were found in moderate risk industries. Identify risk by working characteristics, COVID-19 infected cases were working in low to moderate risk workplace. The industries with preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in workplace had lower infected cases reported than those without and significant
associated with COVID-19 infected. In those industries with infected cases reported found that only 15% of them had complete preventive measure (OR 0.22,95%CI 0.06-0.77), 15% had specific job safety (OR 0.24 ,95%CI 0.07-0.86), 40% had frequent surface area clean with disinfectant (OR 0.27,95%CI 0.10-0.69), and only 15% had periodically preventive measure adaptation to the on going situation (OR 0.24,95%CI 0.68-0.85). In conclusion, risk assessments should be done to determine the level of risk associated. And the preventive measures are necessary in order to control the spread of COVID-19 in workplace.

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Published

2022-05-18

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Jaitue อ, Chernbamrung ธ. Incidence of Coronavirus 2019 in Workplace after Self Evaluation of Risk Assessment and Vigilant Measures Against the Spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Rayong Province. JPMAT [Internet]. 2022 May 18 [cited 2022 Aug. 18];12(1):1-13. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPMAT/article/view/251971

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