COVID-19 Prevention

III. Job Site Protective Measures

We at Thomsontopps take the precautions against COVID-19 very seriously, and want to offer nothing but the best experience in PPE Manufacturing.

The Company has instituted the following protective measures at all jobsites.
A. General Safety Policies and Rules
• Any employee/contractor/visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked
to leave the jobsite and return home.
• Safety meetings will be by telephone, if possible. If safety meetings are
conducted in-person, attendance will be collected verbally and the
foreman/superintendent will sign-in each attendee. Attendance will not be tracked
through passed-around sign-in sheets or mobile devices. During any in-person
safety meetings, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people and
participants must remain at least six (6) feet apart.
• Employees must avoid physical contact with others and shall direct others (coworkers/contractors/visitors) to increase personal space to at least six (6) feet,
where possible. Where work trailers are used, only necessary employees should
enter the trailers and all employees should maintain social distancing while inside
the trailers.
• All in-person meetings will be limited. To the extent possible, meetings will be
conducted by telephone.
• Employees will be encouraged to stagger breaks and lunches, if practicable, to
reduce the size of any group at any one time to less than ten (10) people.
• The Company understands that due to the nature of our work, access to running
water for hand washing may be impracticable. In these situations, the Company
will provide, if available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers and/or wipes.
• Employees should limit the use of co-workers’ tools and equipment. To the extent
tools must be shared, the Company will provide alcohol-based wipes to clean
tools before and after use. When cleaning tools and equipment, consult
manufacturing recommendations for proper cleaning techniques and restrictions.
• Employees are encouraged to limit the need for N95 respirator use, by using
engineering and work practice controls to minimize dust. Such controls include
the use of water delivery and dust collection systems, as well as limiting exposure
• The Company will divide crews/staff into two (2) groups where possible so that
projects can continue working effectively in the event that one of the divided
teams is required to quarantine.
• As part of the division of crews/staff, the Company will divide employees into
dedicated shifts, at which point employees will remain with their dedicated shifts
for the reminder of the project. If there is a legitimate reason for an employee to
change shifts, the Company will have sole discretion in making that alteration.
• Employees are encouraged to minimize ride-sharing. While in vehicles,
employees must ensure adequate ventilation.
• If practicable, each employee should use/drive the same truck or piece of
equipment every shift.
• In lieu of using a common source of drinking water, such as a cooler, employees
should use individual water bottles.
[Additional Jobsite Safety Precautions Include: Additional Precautions that May be Appropriate
for Specific Companies, Business Operations or Projects ].
B. Workers entering Occupied Building and Homes
• Construction and maintenance activities within occupied homes, office buildings,
and other establishments, present unique hazards with regards to COVID-19
exposures. Everyone working within such establishments should evaluate the
specific hazards when determining best practices related to COVID-19.
• During this work, employees must sanitize the work areas upon arrival,
throughout the workday, and immediately before departure. The Company will
provide alcohol-based wipes for this purpose.
• Employees should ask other occupants to keep a personal distance of six (6) feet
at a minimum. Workers should wash or sanitize hands immediately before
starting and after completing the work.
C. Job Site Visitors
• The number of visitors to the job site, including the trailer or office, will be
limited to only those necessary for the work.
• All visitors will be screened in advance of arriving on the job site. If the visitor
answers “yes” to any of the following questions, he/she should not be permitted to
access the jobsite:
o Have you been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
o Are you currently experiencing, or recently experienced, any acute respiratory
illness symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
o Have you been in close contact with any persons who has been confirmed
positive for COVID-19?
o Have you been in close contact with any persons who have traveled and are
also exhibiting acute respiratory illness symptoms?
• Site deliveries will be permitted but should be properly coordinated in line with
the employer’s minimal contact and cleaning protocols. Delivery personnel
should remain in their vehicles if at all possible.
D. Personal Protective Equipment and Work Practice Controls
• In addition to regular PPE for workers engaged in various tasks (fall protection,
hard hats, hearing protection), the Company will also provide:
o Gloves: Gloves should be worn at all times while on-site. 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.
Employees should avoid sharing gloves.
o Eye protection: Eye protection should be worn at all times while on-site.
o NOTE: The CDC is currently not recommending that healthy people wear
N95 respirators to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, employees
must wear N95 respirators if required by the work and if available.
• Due to the current shortage of N95 respirators, the following Work Practice
Controls should be followed:
o Keep dust down by using engineering and work practice controls, specifically
through the use of water delivery and dust collection systems.
o Limit exposure time to the extent practicable.
o Isolate workers in dusty operations by using a containment structure or
distance to limit dust exposure to those employees who are conducting the
tasks, thereby protecting nonessential workers and bystanders.
• Institute a rigorous housekeeping program to reduce dust levels on the jobsite.
IV. Job Site Cleaning and Disinfecting
The Company has instituted regular housekeeping practices, which include cleaning and
disinfecting frequently used tools and equipment, and other elements of the work
environment, where possible. Employees should regularly do the same in their assigned
work areas.
• Jobsite trailers and break/lunchroom areas will be cleaned at least once per day.
Employees performing cleaning will be issued proper personal protective
equipment (“PPE”), such as nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves and gowns, as
recommended by the CDC.
• Any trash collected from the jobsite must be changed frequently by someone
wearing nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves.
• Any portable jobsite toilets should be cleaned by the leasing company at least
twice per week and disinfected on the inside. The Company will ensure that hand
sanitizer dispensers are always filled. Frequently touched items (i.e. door pulls
and toilet seats) will be disinfected frequently.
• Vehicles and equipment/tools should be cleaned at least once per day and before
change in operator or rider.
• OSHA has indicated that a reliable report that an employee has tested positive for
COVID-19 does not typically require an employer to perform special cleaning or
decontamination of work environments, unless those environments are visibly
contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids.2
Notwithstanding this, the
Company will clean those areas of the jobsite that a confirmed-positive individual
may have contacted and it will do so before employees can access that work space
• The Company will ensure that any disinfection shall be conducted using one of
the following:
o Common EPA-registered household disinfectant;
o Alcohol solution with at least 60% alcohol; or
o Diluted household bleach solutions (if appropriate for the surface).
• The Company will maintain Safety Data Sheets of all disinfectants used on site.