October 14, 2020

Tailored workshop on COVID-19 for a large agriculture cooperative

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SAFOSO has organized a workshop on COVID-19/ SARS-CoV-2 for Fenaco, a large Swiss agriculture cooperative. The crisis management team set up by the Fenaco’s management is constantly monitoring developments relating to the coronavirus. Measures have been implemented based on the one hand on the official regulations and recommendations and on the other hand on the specific conditions in the company. Various emergency concepts for the event of an epidemic or pandemic have been prepared.

SAFOSO has organized a workshop on COVID-19/ SARS-CoV-2 for Fenaco, a large Swiss agriculture cooperative.

The crisis management team set up by the Fenaco’s management is constantly monitoring developments relating to the coronavirus. Measures have been implemented based on the one hand on the  official regulations and recommendations and on the other hand on the specific conditions in the company. Various emergency concepts for the event of an epidemic or pandemic have been prepared. See Fenaco website.

As part of their continued pro-active vigilance, Fenaco’s crisis management team has participated in an on-siteworkshop, organized by SAFOSO, that addressed their specific concerns. The workshop was a tailor-made training, that included background information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its epidemiology, on testing and test result interpretation, as well as reflecting the current situation in Switzerland.  

Apart from general background knowledge, the Fenaco team was particularly interested in specific themes that apply to their operation and measures that can be taken to minimize risk.

Specific topics discussed during the workshop included

  • How does the virus spread andwhat protective measures can be taken?
    o  How and when to use protectivemasks
    o  What are aerosols and how do theyspread the virus, how can staff be protected
    o  Hygiene concept in SARS-CoV-2hotspots while maintaining production capacity
    o  What is the role of food in thespread of SARS-CoV-2
  • Diagnostic testing
    o  What are possible strategies within operations
    o  How to interpret the test result
    o  Test concepts in a hotspot to maintain production capacity
  • How to prepare for the comingseasons?
    o  The most likely scenarios for the fall and winter season for the epidemic
    o  How can vaccines be applied
    o  Do prophylactic influenza vaccinations make sense

The workshop was well-received and theoutcomes of the discussion will lead to the implementation of specific measures to help protect the cooperative from the impact caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

If you are also interested in a workshop tailored to your organization, or in our COVID-19 webinar series, contact us.

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