A house or place of worship is any building or other place where people gather and perform activities associated with a religion. Places of worship can include churches, temples, monasteries, synagogues, mosques, and similar places of worship. The reopening of houses or places of worship during the continuing threat of the novel coronavirus should not be interpreted as lessening of the threat of the virus. Failure to adhere to appropriate safeguards during such services, could result in the continued spread of the virus. Some urban religious facilities are residence to viral and antibody testing of undocumented and indigent people for the novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2 virus. This document focuses on those houses of worship where people gather for religious services, rather than religious services found in the home. Other activities associated with religious organizations can include schooling, temporary sheltering and/or feeding for the needy, business meetings, conferences, retreats, and other social gatherings for cultural and sporting activities. Many of these same recommendations provided in this document can apply to these extended venues. This guide helps address some of the pressing questions houses of worship may have, including: Continue reading “Reopening Guidance for Worship Services and Religious Gatherings”
How to Pandemic-Proof Your Workplace
As the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) mulls over new standards for building designs and ventilation guidelines in a post-COVID-19 Singapore, here are five steps that building owners and tenants can take to create healthier offices, as recommended by the Singapore Green Building Council.
- Harness natural daylight where possible, with artificial lighting as a supplement.
- Use motion sensors to eliminate the need to touch light switches.
- Opt for energy-efficient lights (no incandescent lights and halogens)
6 Milestones for Safe Return to Work
Step 1: Uncleared Dorm/Block
Employer can check indicative forecast of dorm/block clearance on MOM’s website.
Step 2: Testing Till Dorm/Block Is Cleared
A. Only for dorms with high infection rates, stay 2 to 4 weeks in dorm after blood test.
B. Stay 2 to 4 weeks in isolation facility within/outside dorm after swab test.
C. Further blood/swab test(s) till worker is COVID-cleared.
Step 3: Dorm/Block Declared COVID-Cleared
Swab test negative or recovered workers will reside in covid-cleared dorm/block. Continue reading “6 Milestones for Safe Return to Work”
Facial Recognition Temperature Sensor
TM08-F, terminal display vertical module of temperature measurement and face recognition uses Rockchip RK3288 / RK3399 / Qualcomm MSM8953 high-performance hardware platform, equipped with industrial-class binocular camera, live face recognition technology and infrared thermal imaging module to support face-with-mask identify. It also supports expansion of various peripherals such as ID card readers, fingerprint readers, etc., which can be applied to gate passages and attendance system to achieve safe and efficient access control for personnel. Continue reading “Facial Recognition Temperature Sensor”
Hazard Controls – The Administrative Controls
Diseases such as COVID-19 is contagious and thus workplaces and work practices have to be adjusted to limit the spreading of diseases. There are 5 levels of hazard control namely elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). The most effective control is Elimination and the least effective is PPE.
To contain the spreading of disease or cross-contamination, a workplace can implement the following measures as part of their administrative controls: Continue reading “Hazard Controls – The Administrative Controls”