Every construction project is different. What is feasible and appropriate for any one project depends on its size, location and other unique characteristics. To help construction contractors develop a sound approach to each of their projects, AGC is pleased to make this sample plan available. Neither the association nor its individual members intend this document to be a definitive statement of the protocols and procedures that are applicable to each and every project.
Continental Chimney Company LLC (hereinafter “Company”) takes the health and safety of our employees very seriously. With the spread of the coronavirus or “COVID-19,” a respiratory disease caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Company must remain vigilant in mitigating the outbreak. The Company is a proud part of the construction industry, which many have deemed “essential” during this Declared National Emergency. In order to be safe and maintain operations, we have developed this COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan to be implemented, to the extent feasible and appropriate, throughout the Company and at all of our jobsites. The Company has also identified to monitor the related guidance that U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) continue to make available.
This Plan is based on information available from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development, and is subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials. The Company may also amend this Plan based on operational needs.
This plan specifically recognizes three distinct sectors within the construction industry. Those sectors are A. Heavy Civil, B. Commercial/Residential Exterior (outside) construction and C. Commercial/Residential Interior construction. Examples of such sectors are generally as follows:
1. Heavy Civil (100% outdoor work) – Excavation, concrete construction, paving, etc. 2. Commercial /Residential Exterior (Generally taking place outside of a closed space) – Masonry, steel erection, wood framing, siding, exterior painting, underground conduit installation, underground heating/cooling piping installation, material processing, etc. 3. Commercial/Residential Interior (Generally taking place within a closed space) – Interior Painting, taping, carpeting, flooring, HVAC, electrical, glazing, finish carpentry, insulating, doors and windows, finishes, furnishings, millwork, etc.
• Upper management teams have embraced the importance of COVID-19. Our team of experienced smokestack engineers and technicians have are dedicated to the education and safety of their employees.
Continued and constant education are key to the success and safety of this return-to-work outline, to include redundant signage across project sites.
Mandatory COVID-19 trainings shall be incorporated into this return-to-work outline for all returning and new employees.
Constant personal hygiene, sanitization and the provision of supplies to do so is an extreme focus.
Social distancing guidelines and practices are to be strictly enforced, to include 6’ distancing and not working in capacity greater than 10 employees per 1000 SF.
Increased provision of and encouragement of additional PPE, including facial coverings when needed and feasible.
Strict protocols for those affected by COVID-19 as mandated by the CDC shall be followed.
Mandatory Facial Coverings for all operations when in the presence of others or outside contractors or trades, excepting operators unless necessary due to lack of distancing.
Read more here on Continental Chimney's safety response to Covid 19.
1. Responsibilities of Managers and Supervisors
2. Responsibilities of Employees
III. Job Site Protective Measures
1. Job Site Cleaning and Disinfecting
2. Jobsite Exposure Situations
3. OSHA Recordkeeping
VIII. General Questions
APP 1 – COVID-19 Checklist for Employers and Employees
APP 2 – COVID-19 Toolbox Talk
APP 3 – COVID-19 Prevention and Work Practice Controls
Donald Perry 06/02/2020 Latest Technology