Our team recognizes that the uncertainty surrounding the constantly changing COVID-19 situation has caused significant stress and concern around our communities. Our management team is closely monitoring developments on COVID-19 and is proactively engaged in taking appropriate steps to help support the ongoing health and safety of our employees, vendors, and customers.
As an essential business and government business, Modern is expected to remain open throughout the “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” period to fulfill the needs of our customers. Protecting the well-being of our vendors, employees and clients has been and always will be our top priority and we will continue to follow strictly follow and enforce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health official guidelines around our workplace.
Here are steps that Modern is currently taking to promote health and safety:
Worker Personal Responsibility
- The employee needs to takes steps to protect themselves – Avoid close contact with people who are sick, distance themselves between other people, wash hands regularly, utilize hand sanitizer, avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If an employee shows any acute respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) they must stay home for 72 hours as recommended by the CDC guidelines.
- The employee must notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick. They must consult medical attention if they develop an acute respiratory illness as recommended by the CDC guidelines.
- Work in occupied areas should be limited to only strictly necessary tasks. Limit physical contact and increase personal space to at least 6 feet.
- Limit in-person meetings. Replace with phone, online, or outdoor meetings.
- Take lunch breaks at separate times to reduce large gatherings (no more than 10 people)
- Factory foramen and managers should communicate with the general contractors about prohibiting large gatherings on job sites or in the factory.
- If 6-foot social distancing cannot be met for a specific task, following engineering control (physical barriers, face shields, etc.) and Administrative controls (work sequence changes, shift work, etc.) as outlined by OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workspace for COVID-19.
Illness Response and Reporting
- Modern will notify its trade partners and clients within 24 hours of becoming aware of a confirmed positive test for COVID-19 with an employee who works at or travels project sites. This notification will not include personal information but will include the project size and location, type of close contact work performed, other potentially affected personnel and dates on site.
Sanitation and Illness
- We promote frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds. All workers should wash hands often, especially before eating, smoking, drinking, after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- All sites should have hand washing stations readily available for workers on site and utilizing hand sanitizer whenever possible.
- Any garbage from mobile offices or job sites should be changed frequently by someone wearing gloves. The employee should then throw gloves away and wash hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
- The number of visitors will be restricted to job sites, offices, and factories.
As the situation develops, we will continue to update everyone on any relevant information we learn from the CDC, WHO and other governing bodies.