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Firms taking precautions against return of haze

Steps include stockpiling of N95 masks, making alternative work arrangements

Published on Jun 23, 2014 7:37 AM
 
A general view of the city shrouded by haze in Singapore. Companies here are readying themselves for the onset of the haze, with precautions ranging from redeploying staff and stockpiling masks to cutting back on work if needed. -- PHOTO: AFP

COMPANIES here are readying themselves for the onset of the haze, with precautions ranging from redeploying staff and stockpiling masks to cutting back on work if needed.

Their efforts come amid warnings that this year's haze could be worse than last year's, which had caught many firms unprepared.

Peperoni Pizzeria and logistics firm DHL, for instance, said they will suspend delivery services if air quality reaches critical levels, to safeguard the welfare of their employees.

Said DHL Express Singapore senior vice-president and managing director Herbert Vongpusanachai: "In the worst-case scenario of suspending delivery, we... seek our customers' understanding on a slightly longer wait for their shipments to reach them."

 
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