RECOMMENDED COVID-19 EXPOSURE PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES
With the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, LJH CONSTRUCTION remains 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. This Plan is based on information available from the BCCDC and BCCSA at the time of its development and is subject to change based on further information provided by the BCCDC, BCCSA, and other public officials. The Company may also amend this Plan based on operational needs.
General Safety Policies and Rules
Any employee/contractor/visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave the jobsite and return home.
During any in-person safety meetings, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people and participants must remain at least six (6) feet apart . Wear masks for the duration of the shifts.
Employees must avoid physical contact with others and shall direct others (coworkers/contractors/visitors) to increase personal space to at least six (6) feet, where possible. Site deliveries will be permitted but should be properly coordinated in line with the employer’s minimal contact and cleaning protocols.
Employees will be encouraged to stagger breaks and lunches, if practicable, to reduce the size of any group at any one time to less than ten (10) people.
The Company will provide, if available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers and/or wipes.
Employees should limit the use of co-workers’ tools and equipment.
The Company will divide crews/staff into two (2) groups where possible so that projects can continue working effectively in the event that one of the divided teams is required to quarantine.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol when soap and water aren’t available.
For elevator use, do not share car ride with building occupants and other non-company related occupants.
Designate a single washroom for use for the duration of the project. Sanitize faucet, sink and door handles at end of shift.