corona virus and work.

holeinone
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should i expect my work to provide soap and or alcohol based hand cleaner and should they have a policy in place to help protect staff as much as possible at work.

at home and out in the community it is all on myself and my family to keep ourselves as safe as we possibly can, but at work do they have a responsibility to help in any way to keep us as safe as possible. ie should we be having meetings to discuss and get all staff on same page or is it up to each person at work to look out for themselves.

el grapadura
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Employers have a whole raft of obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015:

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2015/0070/latest/DLM5976660.html

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Agree with Boxy.

Employers have a duty of care to their staff and to visitors. They are to take all reasonable steps to identify and then eliminate or minimise risks.

I think it's a two-way street though: if you or other staff feel unsafe in your role (for whatever reason) you should communicate with your employer and make your concerns known.

This is also a very good time to think about a plan for WFH and leave arrangements for staff, should the situation deteriorate here.

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holeinone
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that is a whole lot of reading right there.

pretty sure my work has pretty much none of that in place or if they do i have never seen or heard any mention of anything to do with health and safety.

not keen to rock the boat too much as i need my job and the last person who tried to get things changed was made redundant very swiftly. i just want them to even explain to all staff the need to stay away from work even when they have a cold or flu so as not to spread to the rest of us and to use proper hand cleaning procedures.

i am in the slightly paranoid group who want to do as much as possible to minimize the risk of catching the virus where others are in the group of we may as well not bother and just catch it as it is only a flu type virus which in my opinion is just wrong.sadly the boss is in this group.

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I hope you are working for a very small company?

I know that should be no excuse and doesn't help you out but if many are working there for a guy who doesn't gives a fudge then mmmmm

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ballane
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Sadly AP  there are more Employers out there than you would think like holeinones boss. Fortunatly im retired now but my last boss treated his staff like shark and couldn't care less how they were treated.Not easy for many people to just walk out on a job and the bosses that no this treat there staff like shark. Often smaller companies and the unions don't give a toss either. We contacted them but they told us straight up they wernt interested in representing us as there wernt enough full time staff.

Like a shark load of other stuff always the little guy getting shafted. 

GET YOUR SHIRTS OFF FOR THE BOYS

newzealandpower
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How many employees work at the company? Do you have a H&S manager or H&S committee? Is there a suggestions box? This is a conversation that needs to be had.
Antoher approach would be to casually drop the topic into a conversation with a manager or colleagues... 'I heard my friend who works at company XXX is doing this as his managers are worried about covid19'...

It is a hard situation as if management are difficult with staff who raise questions regarding H&S, it creates a negative culture which isn't good for anyone.
One thing the Act does however is that it clearly outlines responsibilities and defines accountability better than the old Act. In short, the directors, trustees or owners of the company may be liable, in court, if they don't do all they can to ensure your safety.

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holeinone
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only nine of us 5 factory workers 1 supervisor a secretary and the boss and his wife. we have no h&s manager or committee and no suggestion box.

i have brought it up with the factory boys and the supervisor and they are starting to get on board, the supervisor has talked to the boss but they have not really got on board with the rest of us and are still calling it just a flu. talked to the supervisor again yesterday before i left work and he says he will get some alcohol based hand cleaner over the weekend so that is a start i have been taking my own soap to work and suggested to the boys to do the same.

i admit i am being paranoid but if that is what i need to do to keep my family as safe as i can then so be it. i am not in panic mode just calm and keeping things real.have stopped going to the supermarket and getting shopping delivered instead online lotto and keeping away from as many people as possible, over reaction maybe but it is how i am dealing with things and i am happy with it and if things get worse with the virus i have already practiced my response and feel i am ready to cope with being isolated if it comes to that. tomorrow at the game will be a bit of a worry but hopefully people will stay away if they are feeling any symptoms at all.

ballane
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Don't worry Colin I'll come and say hello cough splutter sniff.So your selling cheap loo paper when this is all over.

NZP some bosses are just aholes,my old boss made it very clear that if i took him to arbitration he would deny everything and reckons the performance he gave would have them believing him. Successful business man Rotarian etc etc.

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Lonegunmen
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We still have stocks of handcleanser that expired in Nov 2009.

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AucklandPhoenix
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what's it like when you use them?

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Lonegunmen
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Not nice, I prefer the 70% ethol alcohol stuff. There is another rinse we can use but it is alcohol free. Normally ok but I see the recommended option  is with alcohol base for this virus.

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holeinone
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they reckon soap works just as well if you wash hands properly.

ballane
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Lonegunmen wrote:

Not nice, I prefer the 70% ethol alcohol stuff. There is another rinse we can use but it is alcohol free. Normally ok but I see the recommended option  is with alcohol base for this virus.

Im using Vodka externally and internally.

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ballane wrote:

Lonegunmen wrote:

Not nice, I prefer the 70% ethol alcohol stuff. There is another rinse we can use but it is alcohol free. Normally ok but I see the recommended option  is with alcohol base for this virus.

Im using Vodka externally and internally.


Beats eating soap

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C-Diddy
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ballane wrote:

Lonegunmen wrote:

Not nice, I prefer the 70% ethol alcohol stuff. There is another rinse we can use but it is alcohol free. Normally ok but I see the recommended option  is with alcohol base for this virus.

Im using Vodka externally and internally.

I didnt realise you were moonlighting as a Russian whore?

"Ive just re-visited this and once again realised that C-Diddy is a genius - a drunk, Newcastle bred disgrace - but a genius." - Hard News, 11:39am 4th June 2009

ballane
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C-Diddy wrote:

ballane wrote:

Lonegunmen wrote:

Not nice, I prefer the 70% ethol alcohol stuff. There is another rinse we can use but it is alcohol free. Normally ok but I see the recommended option  is with alcohol base for this virus.

Im using Vodka externally and internally.

I didnt realise you were moonlighting as a Russian whore?

Better than a Newcastle one

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C-Diddy
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Back on topic, has anyone's workplace experienced any major disruptions/changes yet due to CV19?

I know a few photographers who have had their entire booking lists scrubbed for the next few months as events have been cancelled/postponed. 

"Ive just re-visited this and once again realised that C-Diddy is a genius - a drunk, Newcastle bred disgrace - but a genius." - Hard News, 11:39am 4th June 2009

Ryan
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I'd imagine very few workplaces aren't affected, even if it's just rules around how many people are allowed to meet at a time.

Moose
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Work is Dire... like holysharkballs dire... Work in a Hotel in and our occupancy has bottomed out.... scary stuff

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