COVID-19 POLICY 

Collectively, we all need to ensure we are taking the necessary steps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). RDC Design-Build, Inc. (RDC) is continuing to monitor the wide range of issues associated with the spread of COVID-19. RDC is meeting daily to stay on top of recommendations from the appropriate regulatory agencies so that they can be implemented immediately.

 

We are working with our trade partners and suppliers in order to take all necessary precautions to protect our employees, clients, staff, guests and our client’s customers. RDC’s policy is to always provide a safe place to work and to conduct all operations to provide protection for all individuals who might encounter these operations.

 

RDC’s Required Strategies:

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the COVID-19 disease and will be updated as this issue progresses or recedes. This guidance is being implemented by RDC on a company-wide basis and our expectation is that all business partners will implement measures at least as protective as those outlined in this interim guidance. This information and guidance were obtained by the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health (DOH). Please follow all direction given by the CDC, DOH and Local, State and Federal Agencies.

 

Social Distancing Requirements

 

  • Social distancing (maintaining a minimum of six-feet from other individuals) is a project requirement. Special attention will be made to limit the number of individuals in close contact or in small, confined spaces so that the maximum amount of space between individuals can be maintained.

  • Every business partner with personnel on site is required to submit a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) specific to COVID-19 for the Project. At a minimum, each JHA shall address temperature checks, sanitizing procedures for your workspaces, and methods to maintain social distancing.

  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.

 

Routine Cleaning on Project Sites

 

  • Use cleaning agents properly to disinfect/clean all frequently touched areas in the workspace such as work stations, countertops, handrails, and door knobs.

  • RDC will have the portable bathrooms serviced multiple times a week.

  • Project trailers/offices will be cleaned daily.

  • No communal food will be allowed on sites until further notice.

 

Immediate Notice is REQUIRED to be given if any individual on the project site has:

 

  • Tested positive for COVID-19;

  • Encountered someone known to have tested positive for COVID-19 or exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19;

  • Been sent home (or who did not come to the project) because they have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, signs of a fever, and any other symptom consistent with COVID-19; or

  • Completed a trip to a CDC-categorized Coronavirus Warning Level 3 location.

 

RDC will the immediately notify Project Owner, trade partners, vendors, service providers, etc. of the situation and likewise expects all parties to notify RDC if they are aware of any individuals that meet any of the bullet points above. RDC will then follow the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), local state and federal health agencies’ recommendations for remediation. RDC recognizes that there is a potential of shutting down a project site at the recommendation of the CDC, WHO, local, state or federal health organizations. If, after following the procedures outlined by these organizations, it is decided upon their recommendation and in consultation with the Project Owner to close the Project or temporarily suspend operations on site, such decision will be communicated to all parties involved on the Project along with a remediation plan developed in conjunction with local health organizations.

 

The importance of knowing when to stay home and proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene will be discussed with all employees.

 

  • RDC has signage posted at each entrance to the project site and in project trailers/offices that

    • Encourages sick employees to stay home

    • Explains proper cough and sneeze etiquette and hand hygiene

    • Symptoms of COVID-19

  • RDC will remind all employees to sanitize their hands with product that is 60-95% alcohol-based and to wash their hands frequently throughout the day or when visibly dirty using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Employees are expected to wash their hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. All employees should cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).

  • Additional soap and water will be provided at each project site. RDC asks that all trade partners do the same by providing hand wipes and sanitizer.

  • All workers must self-check his or her temperature daily prior to coming to work. If any temperature reading is above 100.4° F [37.8° C], the worker must stay home. By coming to work and onto the project site, workers are self-certifying that they are not sick and able to work within the guidelines of the CDC. Companies allowing workers who are knowingly sick to report to work will be responsible for their worker’s actions. At RDC’s discretion, we may require any worker to affirmatively state he/she is fever-free before entering the Project site and have the right to send any person home showing symptoms of being sick.

 

 

Educating our employees regarding COVID-19 Symptoms:

(These symptoms may appear within 2-14 days after exposure)

  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Shortness of breath

 

Any employee who develops, has been in contact with a person who has these symptoms, or has recently traveled from a community with a widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, is expected to call their doctor.

 

Employees are required to stay home if:

 

  • Individuals have a fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer) and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness are required to stay home and not come to work. Individuals should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.

  • A doctor’s note will be required for any individual to return to the Project if he/she has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is otherwise out sick with acute respiratory illness.

 

Employees will be sent home if:

 

  • An individual appear to have any respiratory illness symptoms (i.e., cough, shortness of breath, etc.) and/or fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), upon arrival to work or who become sick during the day will be immediately separated from other employees and be sent home.

 

RDC will continue to inform our employees as the CDC is updating its website daily www.cdc.gov/ncov with the latest information and advice for the public. If you have any questions regarding this interim guidance, please do not hesitate to contact John R. Deklewa at jdeklewa@buildwithrdc.com or via telephone at 412-303-2270.

 

Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases
Content source: National Safety Council - Coronavirus Resources

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