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Applying Behavioral Science in Combating COVID-19 at the Workplace: A Narrative Review

Version 1 : Received: 4 April 2021 / Approved: 5 April 2021 / Online: 5 April 2021 (12:54:54 CEST)

How to cite: Ahadzi, D.F.; Owusu, H.; Otoo, J.E.; Akumah, E.E. Applying Behavioral Science in Combating COVID-19 at the Workplace: A Narrative Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040136 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0136.v1). Ahadzi, D.F.; Owusu, H.; Otoo, J.E.; Akumah, E.E. Applying Behavioral Science in Combating COVID-19 at the Workplace: A Narrative Review. Preprints 2021, 2021040136 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0136.v1).

Abstract

In the absence of a vaccine, the adoption of responsible behavior is critical to the fight against COVID-19. Practicing preventive etiquettes such as hand washing, hand disinfection, wearing a face mask, practicing physical distancing, disinfection of surfaces and objects can help curb the transmission of the virus at the workplace. This paper focuses on interventions and behaviors required to curb the spread of COVID-19 at workplaces. We undertook a detailed multi-disciplinary literature search on the following topics: hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, physical distancing, quarantine and isolation, disinfection of objects and surfaces, behavior change, and health crisis communication. We identified interventions that are effective for preventing the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) at workplaces. These findings present very useful non-clinical interventions for preventing COVID-19 in the work environment.

Subject Areas

COVID-19, Behavioral interventions, Prevention, Workplace safety, Safety protocols

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