11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

COVID-19 Isolation Tents: Risk Assessment of Standard Safety Protocols in Assembling Tents Outside of Hospitals in the Philippines

Janina Elyse Reyes, Rhea Perez, Elvis Dave Santos & Maria Louise Valenzuela
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: COVID-19 Analytics Competition

This paper focuses on the risk assessments of the COVID-19 isolation tents, whether they follow the standard safety protocols and guidelines set by the W.H.O. and the D.O.H. to cater severe COVID-19 cases in the most hit areas. Through conducting a survey, the researchers found that in terms of application of: 1-hygiene, 2-personal protective equipment, 3-visitor guidelines, 4-decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization and 5-isolation tent precautions, standard safety protocols in the isolation tents are poorly practiced and that majority of the respondents gave a score level of 1 point (Poor) for it. With this, the researchers did a risk assessment with the help of Ishikawa Diagram, to lay down all the underlying problems in tent that makes it inefficient and ineffective. Aside from that, the researchers adopted the service quality manufacturing-based approach. Wherein it relates with the conformance to the design or specifications (which in this study refers to the guidelines set by the W.H.O. and D.O.H. for isolation tents) and non-compliance means error. Finally, the researchers led to the solution of improving the isolation tents through its design, to make it more efficient and cost-effective.

Published in: 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Singapore, Singapore

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 7-11, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6124-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767