Miles Construction Inc. Safety Plan for COVID-19
✦ Encourage workers to stay home to stay home if they are sick.
✦ Allow workers to wear mask over their nose and mouth to protect them from spreading the virus.
✦ Continue to use other normal measures, including personal protective equipment (PPE), necessary to protect workers from other job hazards associated with construction activities.
✦ Advise workers to avoid physical contact with others and direct employees/contractors/visitors to increase personal space at least six feet, where possible. Where work trailers are used, all workers should maintain social distancing while inside the trailer.
✦ Train workers how to properly how to put on, use/wear, and take off protective clothing and equipment.
✦ Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
✦ Promote personal hygiene, if workers do not have immediate access to soap and water for handwashing, provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
✦ Use Environmental Protection Agency-approved cleaning chemicals or that have label claims against the coronavirus.
✦ To the extent tools or equipment must be shared, provide and instruct workers to used alcohol- based swipes to clean before and after use. When cleaning tools and equipment, workers should consult manufacturing recommendations for proper cleaning techniques and restrictions.
✦ Keep in-person meetings (including toolbox talks and safety meetings) as short as possible, limit the number workers in attendance and use social distancing practices.
✦ Clean and disinfect portable jobsite toilets regularly. Hand sanitizer dispensers should be filled regularly. Frequently touched items (i.e. door pulls and toilet seats).
✦ Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns.