COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Barbour Construction COVID-19, Company Wide, Preparedness and Response Plan

These guidelines were taken from the CDC website (CDC.gov) and adjusted for application at Barbour Construction.

1 – BC Daily requirements from employees in order to continue working

  • Report body temperature daily each morning before arrival to work

    1. Each morning take an oral reading of your temperature (ear and head scan thermometers are permitted)
    2. Post photo of reading (not visible to clients) to job log on BT. or text to BC Project Manager
    3. A fever over 100 degrees or more is considered a risk, and you will not be permitted to work
  • Notify Project Manager and HR if you are sick, or have someone in your home that is sick, or you recently came into contact with someone that has symptoms of, or was diagnosed with, COVID-19. If this is the case, you will be asked to not work until further information is available from a health care provider.

  • FOLLOW ALL BC EMPLOYEE PROTOCOLS POSTED TO PREVENT COVID-19

2 – What to do if you are sick (symptoms of COVID-19 are: fever, cough, shortness of breath)

  • If you’ve already come to work, notify your project manager, or job lead – isolate and leave work

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • If you didn’t come to work – STAY HOME – except to get medical care

  • Stay in touch with your doctor

  • Follow the guidance of your health care provider and local health department

  • Stay away from others – isolation

  • Keep BC Project Manager and HR informed of your health care provider’s orders

3 – What to do if an employee comes to work and must leave due to COVID-19 symptoms

  • Notify Project Manager and HR

  • Homeowner is notified by Project Manager and all work ceases pending results of virus testing – or CDC guidelines for home isolation have been applied.

  • Every employee exposed to sick employee must isolate and quarantine pending results of virus testing – or follow the CDC guidelines for home isolation found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

4. BC daily requirements for Customers

  • Customers will be phone screened or texted by a BC employee for virus symptoms before BC employees are sent to their home.

  • Customers MUST notify BC Owner or Project Manager immediately if they have come in contact with COVID-19 or are presenting symptoms personally of COVID-19.

  • Customer understands that at any time, out of fear or concern, BC has the right to cease work on their job and schedule for a later date.

  • Customer understands that if they, or anyone in their household are sick, BC will cease work pending results of virus testing – or following the CDC guidelines for home isolation have been followed. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

Barbour Construction COVID-19, Field Work, Preparedness and Response Plan

No more than 2-3 person crews will be permitted on a job site at one time, to maintain social distancing

1 – Practice handwashing per CDC guidelines (A minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water)

Handwashing stations are available at each BC job site along with soap, water, and paper towels. When supplies are running low, notify BC Project Manager right away.

  • Handwashing MUST be done after bathroom use, coughing, sneezing, nose blowing and before eating or preparing food.

  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hands and rub together until hands feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.

2 – Maintain Social Distancing

  • A minimum of 6 feet of distance should be maintained between co-workers, as well as between employees and customers, when possible.

  • Utilize plastic barriers in customers homes to protect where you’re working and minimize contact with the homeowner(s).

  • No shaking hands or personal contact of any kind.

  • Do not share: phones, tools, drinking glasses, food, towels, eating utensils, etc.

  • If you can open outside doors and windows to maintain air circulation, do so (seek homeowners’ approval, if uncertain).

3 – Clean all high-touch surfaces daily – Wash hands after cleaning

  • Disinfecting wipes or cleaning products with paper towels are provided on each BC job site.

  • Tools that are used should be wiped down at the end of each workday, and throughout the day, as needed.

  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

  • Follow all manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.)

  • Wipe down door handles, toilets, light switches, faucets, sinks, countertops, trailer handles, and any other “touched” surface at the end of each workday.

  • Make sure all trash has been placed in the dumpster – this includes cleaning wipes, paper towels, etc.

Barbour Construction COVID-19, Physical Office, Preparedness and Response Plan

No more than 2 – 3 employees at most will be in our physical office location at one time. Field staff may enter on occasion to obtain a necessary item.

1 – Practice handwashing per CDC guidelines (A minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water)

Handwashing stations are available at each BC job site along with soap, water, and paper towels. When supplies are running low, notify BC Project Manager right away.

  • Handwashing MUST be done after bathroom use, coughing, sneezing, nose blowing and before eating or preparing food.

  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hands and rub together until hands feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Soap and water are the best option, especially if hands are visibly dirty.

2 – Maintain Social Distancing

  • A minimum of 6 feet of distance should be maintained between co-workers, as well as between employees and customers.

  • No shaking hands or personal contact of any kind.

  • Do not share: phones, tools, drinking glasses, food, towels, eating utensils, etc.

  • If you can open outside doors and windows to maintain air circulation, do so.

3 – Clean all high-touch surfaces daily – Wash hands after cleaning

  • Disinfecting wipes or cleaning products with paper towels are provided.

  • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

  • Follow all manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.)

  • Wipe down door handles, phones, keyboards, toilets, light switches, faucets, sinks, countertops, and any other “touched” surface at the end of each workday, or throughout the day, as needed.

  • Make sure all trash has been placed in the dumpster – this includes cleaning wipes, paper towels, etc.

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