TFS’s COVID-19 Safety Control Plan
Symptoms and Hazard
The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known. Reported cases have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death.
• Cough and Sneeze
• Sore throat
• Difficulty breathing
HAZARD – How COVID-19 Spreads
• Infection route, via eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Person to person (within 6 feet of each other) via respiratory droplets (while talking, coughing, and sneezing); NOT airborne (breathing within close proximity).
• Contacts with a contaminated surface, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.
Required Personal Protective Equipment FOR COVID-19
FOR JOB SITES
Safe Work Practice – All Workers
Follow the requirements and procedures in the Freeport COVID-19 Prevention Procedures Toolbox Training, which includes the items list below:
• Put a distance between yourself and other people. Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet as much as possible. When not possible, limit the time you need to be in close contact with a co-worker and use the required COVID-19 PPE.
• Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Cough into your sleeve, not your hand.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Keep your workspace, tools, workstations and personal devices sanitized.
• Don’t use/touch other people’s electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, laptops).
• Before using a tool or operating a piece of equipment or vehicle that another worker has operated prior to you, use alcohol- or bleach-based cleaner provided to clean all surfaces that you could potentially touch.
• Do not use someone else’s PPE. Additional PPE will be made available or must be requested from the superintendent.
• DO NOT share drinks or food.
• DO NOT touch items that do not belong to you.
COVID-19 wipe down cleaning procedures for assigned workers
At least twice a day, preferably at the start of the work shift and at the end, the following steps must be conducted by the superintendent or assigned person:
- Locate appropriate cleaners (alcohol- or bleach-based) and PPE at the job site to do the site cleaning.
- Put on the appropriate PPE.
- Clean all necessary surfaces including door knobs, handles, faucets, tabletops, and all other non-porous surfaces touched or in close proximity to where people may have been (each site has a list of the items that need to be cleaned – see details in the Site-specific Controls section.
- When finished, store cleaners and PPE accordingly.
If You are filing sick
- If your immune system is compromised, or you live with someone who is compromised, inform your supervisor that you need to stay home to avoid contracting COVID-19 (depending on your job description, the company may allow working from home; if this is not the case ask your supervisor for information about government support programs).
- If you are sick stay home (except to get medical care) for 10 days.