At Millie and Severson, we are taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. Our most important duty is to preserve the health and safety of our employees, our subcontractor partners and our clients. All of our employees are working remotely unless they are providing critical supervision on essential construction sites. In those cases, employees have been trained on CDC and Cal-OSHA recommended precautions including the following:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Implement social distancing measures (approximately 6 feet). For example, limit in-person meetings and avoid large gatherings of people.
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or more.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid gatherings to the extent possible. Stay home. Don’t travel unless necessary.
- Clean and disinfect all surfaces you touch daily.
- Eliminate in-person meetings to the extent possible.
Jobsite Protocols – in addition to the guidelines above:
- No visitors allowed. Only workers and people necessary for the performance of the work will be allowed.
- Limit or eliminate face-to-face meetings. Use videoconference capabilities. If an in-person meeting must be held, maintain safe distance, limit the number of participants and conduct meeting outside or in large, ventilated area.
- Provide additional hand wash and hand sanitizer stations.
- Open doors and windows of trailers and offices.
- Install new filters in all ventilation systems and replace frequently. Run ventilation systems as much as possible.
- Prior to working on site, all on-site personnel must participate in our site-specific safety orientation which covers COVID-19 procedures.
- Any person who appears to be ill will be sent home immediately.
We have updated our Safety Guidelines and conducted training at all job sites to ensure that safe distancing and other CDC guidelines are being followed.
We are all hopeful that COVID-19 will be contained very soon. For now, we believe that these procedures will help mitigate the effects of the virus on our employees and their families. If you would like more information, please visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov) or the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int).
We will continue to adapt as this rapidly changing situation warrants. Please check back here for updates.