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Wren & Willow COVID-19 Jobsite Practices

Based on recommendations from the Building Association of Washington and Gov. Jay Inslee's Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job site Requirements

General Job Site Practices

  1. A site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor will be designated by the contractor at every job site to monitor the health of employees and enforce the COVID-19 job site safety plan. A designated COVID-19 Supervisor must be present at all times during construction activities at single-family residential job sites whenever there are 7 or more people on the site (when there are fewer than 7 people on site, each Wren & Willow employee will be in charge monitoring and reporting the job site safety).

  2. Attendance at safety meetings will be communicated verbally and the foreman/superintendent will sign in each attendee rather than passing around sign-in sheets.

  3. Personal devices (including cell phones and tablets) should be limited to a single user

Social Distancing

  1. Work in occupied areas should be limited to only those tasks that are strictly necessary.

  2. Social distancing of at least 6 feet of separation must be maintained by every person on the worksite at all times.

  3. Gatherings of any size must be precluded by taking breaks and lunch in shifts. Any time two or more persons must meet, ensure minimum 6 feet of separation.

  4. The site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor must identify “choke points” and “high-risk areas” on job sites where workers typically congregate and control them so social distancing is always maintained.

  5. Employees should minimize interactions when picking up or delivering equipment or materials, ensure minimum 6-foot separation.

  6. To the extent practical, only one trade/subcontractor should be allowed at a time on a job site and maintain 6-foot separation social distancing for each member of that trade. If more than one trade/subcontractor must be on the job to complete the job then at a minimum all trades and subcontractors must maintain social distancing policies in accordance with this guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Wren & Willow will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate, or required, for the activity being performed.

  2. Masks, in accordance with Washington Department of Health guidelines, or as required by Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) safety rules, must be worn at all times by every employee on the worksite.

  3. Eye protection must be worn at all times by every employee while on worksite.

  4. Gloves must be worn at all times by every employee while on worksite. The type of glove worn should be appropriate to the task. If gloves are not typically required for the task, then any type of glove is acceptable, including latex gloves.

Sanitation and Cleanliness

  1. Soap and running water will be abundantly provided on all job sites for frequent handwashing. Workers are encouraged to leave their workstations to wash their hands regularly, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating and after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose.

  2. When running water is not available, portable washing stations, with soap, will be available. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol are also encouraged, but are not a replacement for the water requirement.

  3. Employees are expected to follow required hygienic practices, including not to touch face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, elevator control buttons, and doorknobs; covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing as well as other hygienic recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  4. Disinfectants will be available to workers throughout the worksite and ensure cleaning supplies are frequently replenished.

  5. High-touch surfaces on job sites and in offices will be frequently cleaned and disinfected, such as shared tools, machines, vehicles and other equipment, handrails, doorknobs, and portable toilets.

  6. When the worksite is an occupied home, workers will sanitize work areas upon arrival, throughout the workday, and immediately before leaving. Occupants should keep a personal distance of at least 10 feet.

  7. If an employee reports feeling sick and goes home, the area where that person worked will be immediately disinfected.

Employee Health/Symptoms

  1. Employees need to take steps to protect themselves. Refer to CDC guideline How to Protect Yourself.

  2. Employees are responsible to monitor their temperatures each day before reporting to work. Note that some people with COVID-19 may not have a fever, so this should not be the only means of detection.

  3. If employees have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath), they must stay home and not come to work until free of symptoms for at least 72 hours, without the use of medicine, or as recommended by the CDC. Refer to CDC guideline What To Do if You Are Sick.

  4. Employees must notify their supervisors and stay home if they are sick. They must consult medical attention if they develop symptoms of acute respiratory illness. Refer to CDC guideline What To Do if You Are Sick.

  5. If an employee is well but has a family member at home with COVID-19, they must notify their supervisor. Refer to CDC guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment.

  6. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, Wren & Willow will inform fellow employees of possible exposure to COVID- 19 in the workplace, but will maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees who worked in close proximity (3- to 6-feet) to a coworker with confirmed COVID-19 will also be sent home and referred to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment.

  7. Employees who do not believe it is safe to work shall be allowed to remove themselves from the worksite and employers must follow the expanded family and medical leave requirements included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  8. Failure of employees to comply will result in employees being sent home during the emergency actions.

Job Site Visitors
A daily attendance log of all workers and visitors must be kept and retained for at least four weeks.

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