COVID-19 Health and Safety Management Plan

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE POLICY

The purpose of the policy is to provide direction to GreyRock Exteriors Inc’s employees and customers preparing for, and responding to, communicable diseases that may threaten GreyRock’s purposes and the safety of its employees and customers

DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this policy: “communicable disease” means an infectious disease transmissible by an affected individual to others via direct or indirect means.

“GreyRock Community” includes;

  • All current employees, private sale customers, vendors, insurance companies, restoration companies, and any other stakeholders
  • Any person holding a GreyRock office appointment; whether or not that person is an employee
  • Organizations and individuals required by contract to comply with GreyRock’s Health

& Safety policies

  • Jobsite visitors and guests
  • Anyone using GreyRock’s Services.

SCOPE

This policy applies to all members of the GreyRock Community.

POLICY

  1. Responsibility for implementing the policy is delegated by Ownership and/or Executive Management
  2. GreyRock will provide its community with the best available information possible and adopt prudent public health practices that are available.
  3. Individuals who have, suspect or are showing symptoms of a communicable disease are expected to report their concerns to their health professional, and adopt responsible health care practices. GreyRock must be made aware of the situation in order to protect the rest of the GreyRock Community
  4. GreyRock will reasonably accommodate individuals affected with communicable diseases.
  5. Pursuant to the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, GreyRock will take all reasonable steps to protect the privacy of individuals who have communicable diseases. In administering this policy, GreyRock will not disclose the identity of any individual who has a communicable disease, except as authorized or required by law. GreyRock may be required to disclose personal information if there is a risk of significant harm to the health or safety of the public or a group of people, or if requested by the medical health officer.
  6. GreyRock will monitor and assess communicable disease outbreaks throughout the world and prepare their protocol against transmission to the GreyRock Community, in accordance with medical health officer consultation and direction.
  7. GreyRock will follow the Critical Issue Response Coordination Protocol to deal with the planning and response to communicable diseases.
  8. GreyRock Exteriors Inc. will follow the medical advice and direction from the appropriate medical authorities (the Regional Medical Health Officer, Alberta Communicable diseases, and Health Canada).
  9. GreyRock will follow any applicable Alberta OH&S requirements.

RELATED POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS:  COVID-19- Bulletin (March 16, 2020),

COVID-19 Management Plan

March 16, 2020

In recent times it’s become clear that we are faced with an unprecedented challenge with the introduction of the coronavirus COVID-19. Like you, we are greatly concerned about its effect on our employees, families, communities and the world. To keep our workforce and customers healthy and safe, as well as minimize any disruption to our services.

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold. In this particular mutated version, the symptoms and results can be more serious.

Symptoms of human coronaviruses may be very mild or more serious, such as:

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.

Coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person through:

  • respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze
  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands

These viruses are not known to spread through ventilation systems or through water.

Prevention

Field Personnel

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • practice social distancing
  • refrain from shaking hands
  • cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands
  • stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others
  • do not report to the office/shop unless absolutely necessary, if you have to go to the office, call your supervisor for specific instructions first

Office personnel

  • Facility bi-daily cleaning including but not limited to; doorknobs, counters, coffee equipment, desks, keyboards, tables.
  • ensure the availability of anti-bacterial wipes, hand sanitizers and other cleaning materials
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • refrain from shaking hands
  • cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands
  • stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others

Reporting

We are enforcing zero tolerance. If you, or any of your family shows symptoms, you must report it to your direct supervisor and self quarantine for at least 14 days or until tested negative. Do not show up for work without your supervisors approval.

If you come in contact with a customer that is showing visual symptoms, remove yourself from their presence, do not come in contact- and isolate yourself from the rest of the crew. Report your observations to your supervisor for instructions. An incident report should also be filled out.

Evolution-

This document and its content will be updated and edited with new information and protocols as we move forward and continue to learn and adapt to the current situation at hand.

COVID-19 Management Plan

April 3, 2020

GreyRock continues to adapt and be agile as we move through this unprecedented time. GreyRock is committed to adopting and developing strategies to protect its employees and everyone in the GreyRock community

All GreyRock employees are required to fill out our COVID-19 Self-Assessment form via our Health & Safety Software each day before they leave to come to work. Providing their results are asymptomatic, they will be permitted to come to work. COVID-19 must be listed as a hazard on every field level hazard assessment that is completed by our workers and vendors with the necessary controls put in place to mitigate the hazard.

COVID-19 exposure hazards will be controlled by but not limited to; administrative controls listed above, diligent hand washing, sanitization of work area, tools and equipment, and the use of specialized Personal Protective Equipment when necessary

When the need to enter a dwelling arises, GreyRock employees will be required to take the following steps to mitigate the risk involved with spreading or contracting the COVID-19 virus.

  1. Fill out a Self-Assessment form via our Health & Safety Software
  2. Fill out Hazard Assessment
  3. Sanitize tools and equipment
  4. Wash/sanitize hands and wrists thoroughly
  5. Don Specialized PPE as per GreyRock Procedure
  6. Enter dwelling and perform work
  7. When work is completed, all areas touched will be wiped down and sanitized
  8. Exit dwelling, wipe and sanitize tools and equipment
  9. Doff specialized PPE as per GreyRock procedure and dispose of in designated waist bags

PPE

GreyRock COVID-19 Approved specialized PPE consists of;

  • 100% Microporous Film Coverall with hood, boots, Elastic wrists and storm flap.
  • Honeywell 5400 Full Facemask respirator
  • Gorilla heavy duty Nitrile gloves

Donning Procedure

HAND HYGIENE

  1. Roll up sleeves, wash hands and wrists with soap and water, if running water is not accessible use approved hand sanitizer.

COVERALLS

  1. From a seated position step into leg portions, roll up to your thighs, and adjust booties appropriately with your footwear
  2. Stand, and roll the upper portion up over your torso and thread your arms in
  3. Zip the coveralls up to your chest only, at this time. Do not put up hood

RESPIRATOR MASK

  1. Put full face respirator mask up to your face and pull straps over the back of your head and pull them tight
  2. Once it’s fitted to your face perform a positive and negative air test to ensure a good seal
  3. Pull hood up and seal around your respirator mask

GLOVES

  1. Put-on heavy-duty nitrile gloves and pull the cuffs over top of the coverall sleeves

FILTERS

  1. Remove mask filters from bag and screw on to mask

Doffing Procedure

FILTER

  1. Unscrew filters and put them back into the filter bag and seal up

RESPIRATOR MASK

  1. Pull down coverall hood
  2. With one hand push mask against your face with the other hand undo or pull the straps forward over your head, avoid “snapping” the strap

GLOVES

  1. Grasp the outside edge of the glove near the wrist
  2. Peel the glove away from the hand, turning the glove inside out.  Hold the removed glove in the opposite gloved hand.
  3. Slide an ungloved finger under the wrist of the remaining glove, then peel it off from the inside-out creating a “bag” for both used gloves
  4. Discard in designated garbage bag

OVERALLS

  1. Unzip coveralls all the way down
  2. Reach one hand behind your back and pull on the opposite sleeve to remove coverall
  3. Place clean hand inside the chest of the garment push down the remaining part of coverall from the inside-out while extracting your arm
  4. Continue rolling the coverall down to your thighs keeping it turned inside out
  5. Sit down and remove the legs and feet from the booties
  6. Discard the coverall in the designated garbage bag and seal with red tape

HAND HYGIENE

  1. Wash hands and wrists with soap and water, if running water is not accessible use hand sanitizer.