Energy & Environment

Delhi Toxic Air Crisis: Firms order Work from Home, Use Air Purifiers, and Masks

Delhi toxic air

As Delhi and its neighbourhood continue to be engulfed in a thick toxic air haze that damages the respiratory system and cardiovascular system, businesses are employing a variety of measures, including work from home, air purifiers on premises, and doctors on call.

Delhi’s Anand Vihar AQI reading was 999 on November 3 night. A reading of 150 is considered unhealthy in the National Capital Region. it is difficult to breath air in delhi in this toxic air.

During times when public authorities advise against non-essential outdoor activities, Deloitte said employees can work from home. Employees experiencing adverse symptoms are encouraged to take a “well-being day off”, separate from annual leave.

A joint project between Deloitte and the Haryana government aims to reduce stubble burning, one of the major causes of winter air pollution.

In an effort to promote eco-friendly transportation, BluSmart offers subsidised rates to its employees.

According to the report, Panasonic employees can work remotely if they feel unwell. They are advised to wear masks and stay hydrated.

Frontline workers face greater challenges since they cannot avoid outdoor work. They are provided with masks and access to doctors, but gig workers have the option of taking time off if they are concerned about such conditions.

Zepto, a quick commerce startup, provides N95 masks to its riders and provides on-call medical assistance.

Yuvaraj Srivastava, MakeMyTrip’s chief HR officer, said the company had not implemented specific measures to address the current situation, but flexibility was an unspoken rule that allowed employees to take time off as needed.

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