Safety and health at work

New Zealand: COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

Submitted by siha on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 11:45

Ministry of Social Development (18.08.2020) The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (used to be 'COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support') is available for employers, including sole traders, to pay their employees who can't work. This means your employees: can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and Ministry of Health guidelines recommend they stay at home, and can't work from home.

The Leave Support Scheme will be paid at a flat rate of:

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new zealand
Global challenges
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Cash sickness benefits
Safety and health at work
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Europe: Guidelines to protecting seasonal workers in the context of Coronavirus

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:57

ec.europa.eu (16.07.2020) The European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights. Cross-border seasonal workers enjoy a broad set of rights, but given the temporary nature of their work, they can be more vulnerable to precarious working and living conditions.

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Europe
european union
Global challenges
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Health Insurance
Safety and health at work
Migration

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Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:04

The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their frontline roles in the fight against coronavirus. Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus.

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bangladesh
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Health
Employment
Safety and health at work
Human resources management
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Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan

Submitted by siha on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:10

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City.

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Taiwan, China
Global challenges
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Health
Health promotion
Safety and health at work
Social Policies & Programmes
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VZ-Chile: La solución para el coronavirus es Obra de Todos ¿Desde qué punto de vista puedes ayudar tú?

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 17:33

Una contribución de la Comunidad Visión Zero: La Cámara de Construcción de Chile está ayudando a sus miembros a implementar procedimientos para enfrentar la pandemia que ha afectado a todos los países. Los siguientes materiales, y otros, han sido producidos y distribuidos por CChC y se pueden descargar aquí: https://coronavirus.cchc.cl/

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chile
Global challenges
Topics
Health promotion
Safety and health at work
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VZ: Thales Sac implementa medidas preventivas frente al Covid-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 12:27

Una contribución de la Comunidad Visión Zero:

THALESCORP SAC ha emitido un conjunto de medidas preventivas para proteger a sus empleados del Covid-19. Éstas se enumeran en una guía que también explica cómo se ha contenido el virus en otros países, los síntomas y las recomendaciones de medidas generales de higiene y distanciamiento físico con infográficos.

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peru
Global challenges
Topics
Workplace health promotion
Safety and health at work
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Uzbekistan: Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Measures against the spread of Coronavirus

Submitted by cambrosio on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 17:24

mfa.uz (20.03.2020)

 Creation of an Anti-Crisis Fund under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the amount of 10 trillion soums. It will mainly used to:

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Uzbekistan
Global challenges
Topics
Family benefits
Employment
Safety and health at work
Social assistance
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