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Coronavirus: Apple works with suppliers to ensure workers' health

The supplier liability document Apple highlights how the tech industry is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple has collaborated with its partners to introduce measures aimed at protect worker safety, variable according to the needs of the various markets: these include social distancing, temperature control and possibly buffers and reduction in the density of people in the plants. More specifically, these are some of the measures mentioned by Sabih Khan, head of the global supply chain:

  • Apple requires that all employee employees wear personal protective equipment both on their workplaces and in common areas
  • New protocols for thorough cleaning of jobs
  • Availability of masks and hand sanitizer
  • Reorganization of factory spaces
  • Staggered timetables and shifts