Return to Work Initiatives

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, various occupational health and safety risks have emerged as measures are implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus at the workplace. Employers must put in place safety protocols to ensure a virus-free workplace and that the employees are ready to return to work, both mentally and physically.

On 4 May, AMCHAM held a webinar titled ‘Return to Work Initiatives’ with the subject being how companies are managing their return-to-work agendas. Dr. Richard Jones, Regional Medical Director, South East Asia Region, International SOS, presented on factors to consider when returning to the workplace as well as risk estimation.

This was then followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Jones, Dr. Rohini Kamalanathan van Hoboken, Senior Director, Western Digital Tech and Regional Center (M) Sdn. Bhd., and Lee Koh Wing, Director of Corporate Services Intel Malaysia & South East Asia, moderated by Gayathri Ramakrishnan, Regional Legal Counsel, Intel Malaysia. Each panelist talked about their approaches and best practices in returning people back to work safely.

AMCHAM would like to thank all our panelists for taking the time off their busy schedule to be with us. It was an interesting discussion and we hope that our attendees were able to take back some of the key learnings that were discussed and apply at the office.