COVID-19 prevention and control measures in workplace settings: a rapid review and meta-analysis

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorIngram, Carolyn-
dc.contributor.authorDowney, Vicky-
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yanbing-
dc.contributor.authorArchibald, Mary-
dc.contributor.authorKallas, Kadri-Ann-
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Jaspal-
dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorUteh, Cyril Onwuelaza-
dc.contributor.authorRojas-Chaves, Alejandro-
dc.contributor.authorShrestha, Shibu-
dc.contributor.authorSyed, Shiraz-
dc.contributor.authorBüttner, Fionn Cléirigh-
dc.contributor.authorBuggy, Conor J.-
dc.contributor.authorPerrotta, Carla-
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T10:43:47Z-
dc.date.available2021-07-30T10:43:47Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2021-07-24-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12363-
dc.description.abstractWorkplaces can be high-risk environments for SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks and subsequent community transmission. Identifying, understanding, and implementing effective workplace SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention and control (IPC) measures is critical to protect workers, their families, and communities. A rapid review and meta-analysis were conducted to synthesize evidence assessing the effectiveness of COVID-19 IPC measures implemented in global workplace settings through April 2021. Medline, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Library were searched for studies that quantitatively assessed the effectiveness of workplace COVID-19 IPC measures. The included studies comprised varying empirical designs and occupational settings. Measures of interest included surveillance measures, outbreak investigations, environmental adjustments, personal protective equipment (PPE), changes in work arrangements, and worker education. Sixty-one studies from healthcare, nursing home, meatpacking, manufacturing, and office settings were included, accounting for ~280,000 employees based in Europe, Asia, and North America. Meta-analyses showed that combined IPC measures resulted in lower employee COVID-19 positivity rates (0.2% positivity; 95% CI 0–0.4%) than single measures such as asymptomatic PCR testing (1.7%; 95% CI 0.9–2.9%) and universal masking (24%; 95% CI 3.4–55.5%). Modelling studies showed that combinations of (i) timely and widespread contact tracing and case isolation, (ii) facilitating smaller worker cohorts, and (iii) effective use of PPE can reduce workplace transmission. Comprehensive COVID-19 IPC measures incorporating swift contact tracing and case isolation, PPE, and facility zoning can effectively prevent workplace outbreaks. Masking alone should not be considered sufficient protection from SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in the workplace.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Irelanden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.subjectOccupational health and safetyen_US
dc.subjectInfection preventionen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectControl measuresen_US
dc.subjectWorkersen_US
dc.subjectReviewen_US
dc.titleCOVID-19 prevention and control measures in workplace settings: a rapid review and meta-analysisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherconor.buggy@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issue15en_US
dc.citation.otherArticle Number: 7847en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18157847-
dc.neeo.contributorIngram|Carolyn|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorDowney|Vicky|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorRoe|Mark|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorChen|Yanbing|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorArchibald|Mary|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKallas|Kadri-Ann|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKumar|Jaspal|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorNaughton|Peter|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorUteh|Cyril Onwuelaza|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorRojas-Chaves|Alejandro|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorShrestha|Shibu|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorSyed|Shiraz|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorBüttner|Fionn Cléirigh|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorBuggy|Conor J.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorPerrotta|Carla|aut|-
dc.date.updated2021-07-26T16:19:06Z-
dc.identifier.grantid20/COV/8539-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/en_US
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.grantfulltextopen-
Appears in Collections:Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection
Files in This Item:
 File SizeFormat
Downloadijerph-18-07847-1.pdf8.28 MBAdobe PDF
Show simple item record

Page view(s)

89
Last Week
8
Last month
32
checked on Oct 24, 2021

Download(s)

33
checked on Oct 24, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email research.repository@ucd.ie and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.