In Haiti, the first case was reported in March of 2020 and as expected, the number of new cases found continues to increase daily.
In response to this crisis, Better Work Haiti (BWH) developed a management guideline on COVID-19 to help employers, worker representatives and respective committee members, so they can protect the workers, and answer some of the workplace and occupational safety and health (OSH) related questions that factories are facing.
This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health Standards; it is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers in readymade garments (RMG) and plastic factories should use this planning guide to help identify risk levels in the workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to mitigate those risks.
Additional guidance may be needed as the COVID-19 outbreak conditions change or as new information about the virus, its transmission and impacts become available.