Hand Hygiene

COVID-19

Health & Safety Plan: Jobsite Specific 

This COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan is based on guidelines issued by the CDC and the State of Massachusetts. A city or town may additionally require the Amps to develop and submit a site-specific risk analysis and enhanced COVID-19 safety plan. The city or town shall review and approve such plan and may require such projects to pause construction until such a risk analysis and plan is submitted and approved. Once such an enhanced COVID-19 safety plan is approved, a violation of the plan shall be treated the same as a violation of the COVID-19 Construction Safety Guidance.

Amps has appointed a COVID -19 Officer, Stephen Previte. The  COVID-19 Officer will be assisted by Danielle Bianchi.

 

The project Health and Safety Plan (HASP) may be modified to require that the Contractor’s site-specific project COVID-19 Officer submit a written daily report to the Owner's Representative. The COVID-19 Officer shall certify Amps and all subcontractors are in full compliance with the COVID-19 Construction Safety Guidance.

Corporate commitment

It is the policy of Amps to work with its team members, subcontractors, clients, vendors, suppliers, and all relevant stakeholders to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

 

 

Because many incidents are preventable, the top management of Amps hereby expresses its commitment to the prevention of injuries, illness, and loss.

Covid 19

Team Member participation

As a condition of employment, team members are required to actively participate in organizational safety and health programs. 

In practice, employees may be required to:

  • assist as needed in the assessment of the workplace

  • adhere to organizational policy and applicable laws

  • attend required training

  • not bypass or sabotage engineered controls, follow administrative controls & use any prescribed PPE

Employee health protection-zero tolerance

Amps has a ZERO TOLERANCE for sick workers reporting to work. If you are sick, STAY HOME! If you feel sick, GO HOME! If you see someone sick, SEND THEM HOME! 

If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms below, you are to report this to your Foreman right away, and head home from the job site, or stay home. If you notice a co-worker showing signs or complaining about such symptoms, he or she should be directed to their Foreman and asked to leave site immeditately. 

COVID-19 Typical Symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Extreme Fatigue

We ask if you are experiencing or have experienced these symptoms within the last 24 hours, you remain at home.

Surgical Mask

face masks

All workers or visitors to the job site MUST wear a cloth or disposable face mask, provided by Amps as a part of your hiring PPE. For pre-COVID-19 workers, said masks are available at the job trailer. 

All subcontractors MUST provide all PPE required, at their expense. Nothing shall prevent an employee from fashioning his or her own cloth face mask. A CDC tutorial for do-it-yourself cloth face mask is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Nothing shall prevent a worker or visitor from wearing a surgical grade mask or other more protective face covering if the person is already in possession of such equipment, or if the employer is otherwise required to provide its employees with more protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved. 

Response processes

Illness Response 

In the event of a health concern or employee absence due to illness, Amps will follow the precautionary measures listed below.

  • If an employee has left work due to a health concern or is absent due to illness, immediately report it to the COVID-19 Officer 

  • General Foreman must identify the work locations of the suspected employee and report them to the COVID-19 Officer 

  • Amps personnel will assist workers in evacuating the suspected contaminated areas

  • Decontamination specialists will cordon off suspected contaminated areas with signage and employees will not be allowed to re-enter until decontamination has been verified

  • The employee involved must immediately leave the site along with any other crew members who were in contact with the original employee in discussion

  • Workers may only return to the site after providing a doctor's note or a complete 14- day quarantine period

  • In the event of a positive COVID-19 test result involving an employee on-site, Amps will immediately notify all subcontractors, clients, vendors, suppliers, and other visitors to the site. 

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GENERAL ON-THE-JOB GUIDANCE

  • No handshaking

  • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 sec or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer 

  • Contractor and Field Offices are locked down to all but authorized personnel

  • Each job site should develop cleaning and decontamination procedures (cover trailers, gates, equipment, vehicles, etc)

  • A "No Congregation" policy is in effect; individuals MUST implement social distancing by maintaining 6 ft minimum from other individuals

  • Avoid face to face meetings- critical situations requiring in-person discussion must follow social distancing

  • All individual work crew meetings/ Tool Box Talks should be held outside and follow social distancing

  • Each job site should have laminated COVID-19 safety guidelines and hand washing instructions 

  • All restroom facilities should be cleaned and hand washing stations must be provided with soap, hand sanitizer and paper towels

  • Be sure to use your own water bottle and do not share

  • Cover coughing or sneezing with a tissue, then throw tissue in the trash and wash hands, if no tissue is available then cough into your elbow

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth 

  • If you or a family member is feeling ill, stay home!

work site risk prevention practices

  • At the start of each shift, confirm with all employees that they are healthy

  • We will have a 100% glove policy going forward. All construction workers will be required to wear cut-resistant gloves or the equivalent 

  • Use of eye protection (safety goggles/face shields) is required

  • In work conditions where required social distancing is impossible to achieve affected employees shall be supplied with PPE including as appropriate a standard face mask, gloves, and eye protection

  • All employees shall drive to work site/ parking area in a single occupant vehicle. Contractors/ staff shall not ride together in same vehicle 

  • When entering a machine or vehicle which you are not sure you were the last person to enter, make sure that you wipe down the interior and door handles with disinfectant prior to entry

  • In instances where it is possible, workers should maintain separation of 6' from each other per CDC guidelines

  • Multi person activities will be limited where feasible (two person lifting activities)

  • Large gathering places on the site such as shacks and break areas will be eliminated and instead small break areas will be used with seating limited to ensure social distancing

  • Clean all high contact surfaces daily in order to minimize the spread of germs in areas that people touch frequently. This includes but not limited to desks, laptops, and vehicles 

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