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PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS FOR THE CORONAVIRUS 2020

April 2, 2020

WILLAMETTE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC. SAFETY TEAM

Development of a Pandemic Disease Plan and the Appointment of a Coordinator

A pandemic disease plan or disease containment plan has been developed for Willamette Construction Services Inc. and a coordinator appointed.  There will be a workplace coordinator who will be responsible for dealing with disease issues and their impact at the workplace. This may include contacting local health department and health care providers in advance and developing and implementing protocols for response to ill individuals.

 

Assumptions

A pandemic disease will spread rapidly and easily from person to person, affecting all businesses due to absenteeism.  Businesses that are relied upon by other businesses will be facing the same massive absentee rates, and will be unable to provide essential components to maintain the daily operations.

 

Risk assessments to identify the essential/critical components of our business operation need to be conducted.  

Recognize that a pandemic includes:

 

  • Healthcare services not being available (they are already full at present with the usual ailments).

  • Schools, churches and other public places not being open.

  • Borders are partially or fully closed, especially airports, leaving people (our families, employees, business partners, customers and suppliers) “stranded”.

  • Essential materials and supplies may be limited due to distribution chains that are affected by the travel restrictions or absentee workers supporting those transportation means.

  • Essential services around utilities, food distribution/access and banking systems may not be at “normal levels”; access to cash flow could be tight.

  • People may not be willing to or able to come to work.

     

    Communications

We will use our phone systems to text,e-mail or call employees with notifications and messages about alerts.  The use of the Willamette Construction Services Inc. web-site also will serve as a portal for sharing information with employees. 

 
 
Work At Home Considerations

There is a work-at-home and stay-at-home policy when employees are ill or are caring for others.  Flexible work policies will be developed as much as possible. Employees are encouraged to stay at home when ill, when having to care for ill family members or when caring for children when schools close, without fear of reprisal.  Tele-commuting or other work-at-home strategies will be developed.

 
Infection Control Measures

Guidelines for infection control are important to clarify the routes of transmission and the ways to interrupt transmission through measures of hygiene.  Infection control is an essential component of pandemic management and a component of public health measures.  Essential measures include:

  • Hand washing and use of hand sanitizers shall be encouraged by WCSI. supervision. Hand washing facilities, hand sanitizers, tissues, no touch trash cans, hand soap and disposable towels shall be provided by WCSI.

 

  • Workers are encouraged to obtain appropriate immunizations to help avoid disease. Granting time off work to obtain the vaccine is considered when vaccines become available in the community.

 

  • Social distancing including increasing the space between employee work areas of at least 6-10ft  and decreasing the possibility of contact by limiting large or close contact gatherings or meetings will be considered.

 

  • We will clean all areas that are likely to have frequent hand contact (like doorknobs, faucets, handrails) routinely and when visibly soiled.   Work surfaces will also be cleaned frequently using normal cleaning products.

     

    Additional examples of infection control measures include:

  • Stay at home when you are sick. If possible, stay away from work, school and from running errands. You will help others from catching your illness.

  • Cover your coughs and sneeze into tissue, or cough into your shirt sleeve.

  • Enhance existing housekeeping service by wiping down and disinfecting work areas (i.e. keyboards, telephones, desks, etc.) frequently.

  • Enhance housekeeping services for general public use areas several times throughout the work period.

  • Use personal protective equipment where appropriate to minimize exposure (i.e. gloves- for handling money, masks- for ill employees)

     

    ACTIVELY CARE AND PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND FELLOW EMPLOYEES

 

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING  PLEASE CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES 503-239-6858

 

2020 training schedule

 

 

 

January:

Lead Paint Awareness

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

5:30 a.m.

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training Room.

Instructor: Bob Gordon GDSI Abatement manager.

This is a 1.5 hour class.

 

 

February:

 

Demolition Foreman Safety/Operations meeting 2/12/2020  from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

Agenda Topics: Safety

  • Pre-Task Planning--Electronic

  • New Hire--Temporary Worker Safety

  • Safety Mentor Program

Agenda Topics: Operations

  • Job Start up’s—Progress Report

  • Crew make up

  • Supply Chain management

  • Upcoming Training

  • What’s working well? Open discussion

  • What’s not working well? Open discussion

This Meeting is Mandatory for all Demolition Foreman.

 

Forklift / Gradall / Scissor lift / Boom lift

Operator Training

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training Room.

Instructors: CITE Industrial Training and Education.

This is a 6 hour class.

 

This training is Mandatory for all Foreman and all workers (if required to operate or work in)  in all divisions (GDSI-CIVIL-LANECO-JDL-URBAN GYPSUM) if your card is not current please plan to attend This class.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

CDL Drivers Safety Round table and File review Meetings

 

Meeting Agenda: 

 

An annual review of your driver qualification files and training on the federal motor carrier safety administration's drug and alcohol clearinghouse.

 

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm OR

 

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training / Lunch Room.

 

Dinner and refreshments will be provided!

 

These Meeting's are Mandatory for all CDL drivers, Please plan on attending one of the 2 meetings. Call and schedule with Jeff Gross as we want 6 drivers in each meeting.

 

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Training

 

This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10 Hour construction outreach training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job.

OSHA Training Objectives

  • State the purpose of the OSH Act and list the functions of OSHA

  • List the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process

  • Describe the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees ender the OSHA Act

  • Understanding of the General Duty Clause

  • Competent Person

  • Record keeping

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to OSHA

  • General Safety & Health Provisions

  • Electrical

  • Fall Protection

  • Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment

  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal

  • Hand & Power Tools

  • Scaffolds

  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors

  • Excavations

  • Stairways & Ladders

     

    This Class Takes 1.5 days to complete

 

Friday, February 21st, 2020 From 4:00pm until 7:30pm

 

Saturday, February 22nd, From 8:00am until 4:30pm

 

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training/Lunch Room.

Instructors: CITE Industrial Training and Education.

 

This training is voluntary but recommended for all Foreman and all workers in all divisions (GDSI-CIVIL-LANECO-JDL-URBAN GYPSUM) 

 

YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR THIS CLASS!!

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

You can also sign up with Barbara @ 503-239-6858

 

 

March:

 

Demolition Foreman's Safety/Operations meeting 3/10/2020  from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

Agenda Topics: Safety

  • Pre-Task Planning--Electronic---Follow up

  • Tablet Training

  • Fall Protection

  • Temporary workers--Progress Report

  • Upcoming Training

Agenda Topics: Operations

  • Job Start up’s—Progress Report

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Communication

  • Tools--Issuance---Care and Maintenance

  • What’s working well? Open discussion

  • What’s not working well? Open discussion

This Meeting is Mandatory for all Demolition Foreman.

 

First Aid / CPR Training

 

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE

 

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

8:00 a.m.

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training Room.

Instructors: CITE Industrial Training and Education.

This is a 4 hour class.

 

American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training Program

 

CPR can make the difference between the life and death of a loved one. It can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Everyone can and should learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and the basics of First Aid. These skills can prepare family members and friends to act in an emergency until professional help arrives.

 

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

Course Description: 

 

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The course also provides corporations with a complete health and safety training solution for First Aid, CPR and AED.

 

A testimonial from Casey Lane: 

 

Just recently on a Laneco job site an employee collapsed from medical complications and fell to the ground, another employee who was first aid and CPR trained rushed to his assistance.

The collapsed worker had no pulse and was not breathing, the responding worker started chest compressions for approximately 10 minutes and when the first responders arrived they were able to revive him. Thanks to the training and courage of a fellow worker the collapsed employee returned to work the next day!

 

"I Really Appreciate that our employees take this training to heart"

 

This training is Mandatory for all Foreman who do not hold a current card in all divisions (GDSI-LANECO-JDL-URBAN GYPSUM)  This Training is optional but strongly encouraged for all workers in all divisions including office personnel.

 

Note to all foreman in all divisions: check your card because many of your cards expire before the end of the year.

 

  The following employees expire in 6 months:

 

Bob Farace-Michael MacAlleson-Jorge Comacho-Victor Orellana

Jesse Mclean-Victor Gonzales-Sean Greene-David Hook

David Culwell-Rob Ell-Ysidro Acosta-Greg Tusciuk

Cheri Howard-Robert Redford-Rick Riggs

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

Concrete Cutters Safety/Operations meeting 3/16/2020  from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

Agenda Topics: Safety

  • Pre-Task Planning--Electronic---Follow up

  • I-pad Training

  • Fall Protection Training

  • PAPR unit's

  • Required PPE--New Hardhats

Agenda Topics: Operations

  • Process Documentation--Wall sawing

  • Locate Policy--New form on I-pad

  • What’s working well? Open discussion

  • What’s not working well? Open discussion

This Meeting is Mandatory for all Concrete Cutters.

 

April:

 

Demolition Foreman's Safety/Operations meeting 4/14/2020  from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

 

Agenda Topics: Safety

  • To Be Determined

Agenda Topics: Operations

  • To Be Determined

  • What’s working well? Open discussion

  • What’s not working well? Open discussion

This Meeting is Mandatory for all Demolition Foreman.

 

 

Fall Protection Authorized User - Equipment Inspector Training

 

Training is an integral part of fall protection. Since no fall protection equipment, regardless of how effective, can save an employee who is not trained in its use. To meet this requirement, Willamette Construction Services Inc., provides all of it's employees The knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a safer, more productive work environment.

 

Startling Facts:

  • Falls account for one quarter of all serious injuries in the work place.

  • Falls in the work place account for roughly 650 deaths per year.

  • In construction falls are the leading cause of death resulting in more than 400 deaths per year in the United States alone.

  • Over 30% of all construction related fatalities are due to a fall.

  • Falls account for 15% of all Workers Compensation Expenses.

  • 60 percent of all fall related accidents happen from a height of 10 feet or less.

  • Workers between 25 to 34 years of age are most likely to be involved in a fall related accident.

  • Fall injuries cost the US $36 billion each year. (source CDC and BLS)

Willamette Construction Services Inc.Fall Protection Training is tailored to meet and comply with OSHA 1926.503 and OSHA 1910 Subpart D Training Requirements Including:

  • Duty to have fall protection.

  • Fall restraint systems. Fall arrest systems. Guard Rails.

  • Inspection, storage and maintenance of all systems.

  • Competent -vs- Qualified Person.

  • Walking Working Surfaces.

  • Proper ladder set up.

  • Trigger heights and fall calculations

  • Fall Protection Plans.

     

 

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Willamette Construction Services, Inc. Training Room.

Instructors: CITE Industrial Training and Education and David Culwell.

This is a 4-6 hour class.

 

This training is Mandatory for all Foreman and all field workers in all divisions (GDSI-LANECO-JDL-URBAN GYPSUM) There will be another class held on May 9th you must sign up for one or the other!

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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