Ulyanovsk Region Monitors Enterprises to Ensure Compliance with Prevention Measures during High Alert Regime
On 7 April, the first monitoring group inspected production facilities that resumed work in accordance with the Government decree. The inspection was carried out at the plant "Iskra", Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau, "Boston", UAZ, " CTC Metallokonstruktsiya" and other facilities.
By order of Governor Sergey Morozov, employers who asked their employees to work during the quarantine must strengthen disinfection measures in the workplace.
“Monitoring groups shall inspect enterprises for compliance with the requirements described in the Governor's Decree. We record working process at the enterprise, hygiene regulations at the premises and whether the personnel have all necessary personal protective and decontamination equipment. All relevant information will be transmitted to the working group under the Government of the Ulyanovsk region before final decisions could be taken,” - said Dmitry Suranov, head of one of the monitoring groups and Deputy Head of the Agency for State Construction Supervision and State Expertise of Ulyanovsk Region.
According to results of the check at Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau, employees' measure their temperature with a non-contact thermometer and thermovision cameras and clean their hands with antiseptics. Personnel are provided with personal protective equipment at workplaces and have been instructed about necessary health and safety regulations; indoor cleaning is carried out every two hours.
“At present, only about 20% of all employees are asked to come to their workplaces. We manufacture medical products: syringe dispensers and inhalers are in demand. We also have state defense orders. Only highly specialized staff are involved in the process,” - said Oleg Banarcev, Chief Engineer at the enterprise.
The plant "Iskra" is also working to prevent the disease and to reduce its risks. Special services of the enterprise clean and disinfect production, office and sanitation facilities on a regular basis. The plant has all necessary detergents. A healthcare worker is available at the front desk; they provide medical check-ups and face masks, measure temperature and carry out hand disinfection.As per resolution of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region №151-P of 03.04.2020, there is a list of organizations that can continue operating even now. They are exempt from the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation №239 of 02.04.2020 "On measures to ensure sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population in the Russian Federation in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19)". The full list is available at http://law.ulgov.ru/doc/15250.