COVID-19 ReOpen Safety Plan
The following CC Controlled Combustion Co., Inc guidelines will be in place during COVID-19 and will be implemented at all times in all of our jobsites.
1. There is a zero tolerance for sick workers reporting to work. Employees who are sick will be notified to stay home or return home if they become ill at work.
2. COVID-19 Typical Symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Sore Throat, New Loss of Taste or Smell
3. Self-certify prior to shift:
Prior to starting a shift each employee will self-certify to their supervisors that they
a. Have no signs of a fever or a measured temperature above 100.3 degrees; please note that the CDC defines a fever as >100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
b. Have no signs of COVID-19 symptom or symptoms for the last 14 consecutive days.
c. Have not had close contact with any person with known, suspected, or possible COVID-19 (i.e. a person with COVID-19 symptoms or with confirmed COVID-19 testing) for a prolonged period of time in the last 14 consecutive days. A “close contact” means a household member, intimate partner, or an individual within six feet of the person with known, suspected, or possible COVID-19. Prolonged period is defined by the CDC as > 15 minutes.
d. Have not been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official.
e. Have wiped down/sanitized all materials (e.g. tools, machinery, materials, vehicles) the prior workday
4. CC Controlled Combustion Co., Inc. will assign a supervisor to act as the site COVID-19 officer who will have the responsibility for the implementation of the safety procedures. The COVID-19 officer shall submit a written daily certificate that employees are in full compliance with the COVID-19 program and maintain daily certificates of compliance.
5. COVID-19 officer shall submit a written daily certificate that the contractor and all subcontractors are in full compliance with our COVID-19 program.
6. Ensure 6 ft. distance between personnel, unless safety or core function of the work actively requires a shorter distance.
7. Any time personnel are less than 6 ft. apart from one another, personnel must wear face coverings appropriate to their work.
8. Controlled will provide employees with PPE such as an acceptable face covering, gloves, and eyewear. Face coverings will be worn at all times while on work sites.
9. Limit the sharing of objects (e.g. tools, machinery, materials, vehicles) and discourage touching of shared surfaces; or, when in contact with shared objects or frequently touched areas, wear
10. Provide and maintain portable hand sanitizer and/or hand hygiene stations for personnel, including hand sanitizing and/or handwashing with soap, water, and paper towels. Frequent use of handwashing or alcohol-based hand sanitizer is encouraged and required when entering and/or exiting job site.
11. Provide and encourage employees to use leaning/disinfecting supplies before and after use of shared and frequently touched surfaces, followed by hand hygiene. Appropriate cleaning/disinfection supplies will be provided.
12. Conduct regular cleaning and disinfection at least every day, and more frequent cleaning and disinfection of shared objects (e.g. tools) and surfaces.
13. Post signage throughout the site to remind personnel to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols at all construction projects.
14. Returning to Work
a. All impacted workers should follow CDC recommended steps concerning return to work.
b. Workers who are considered close contacts to a COVID-19 case by public health authorities should not return for 14 days and are subject quarantine by Controlled Combustion Human Resources and Public Safety Protocols.
c. Workers who leave during the workday due to COVID-19 symptoms and develop COVID-19 as confirmed by laboratory testing or diagnosis by a healthcare provider shall not return to work until either released from isolation by healthcare provider or public health and approved by Controlled Combustion Human Resources.
d. Workers who test positive for COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must not return to work until meeting the CDC’s criteria for discontinuing home isolation and approved by Human Resources and Public Safety departments.
e. In all cases, keep all employee names confidential as required by law. The infected employee may be asked permission to release their name to facilitate contact tracing.
f. Other employees may be sent home while a workspace if being cleaned but will return to work after cleaning unless advised otherwise by a health care provider.
g. Remind other employees to continue to practice proper sanitation and monitor for flu like symptoms
15. Statement for workers – When leaving a service work site for breaks, lunch or other reasons. e.g., workers are required to wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol before leaving the site and must maintain social distancing if traveling to other locations off the construction site. Frequent use of hand-washing or alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be encouraged and hand-washing facilities and/or alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be made readily available at work sites.