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Structure Tone | COVID-19 JOBSITE GUIDELINES
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COVID-19 JOBSITE GUIDELINES

The health and safety of our employees, clients, vendors, and suppliers remain our number-one priority. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues, we are providing general guidelines for managing jobsites to protect each other and prepare for potential outcomes. These guidelines will vary by job and applicable law and regulatory guidance. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and these guidelines are subject to change.

Jobsite Protocols

  • Make sure that proper signage alerting all workers to prioritize hand hygiene is visible at all jobsite entrances.
  • Workers are discouraged from gathering or socializing, unless they’re following the recommended social distancing measures.
  • In-person meetings have been reduced to the extent possible. If in-person meetings are necessary, workers should maintain the recommended separation from each other or strict compliance with PPE requirements
  • Visitors to the jobsite are strictly limited to essential personnel

Jobsite Cleaning

  • Work areas, tools, and equipment are cleaned in accordance with CDC and local health department guidance on a regular basis.
  • STO jobsite management have preemptively consulted with and have available a company that can clean the site in accordance with CDC and local health department guidance if an increased level of cleaning is necessary.

Subcontractors

  • The safety of all of our project personnel is paramount. We have taken reasonable precautions to safeguard that no one with confirmed or suspected contact with COVID-19 works onsite, and that our jobsites are safe and maintained in accordance with our contractual obligations and with guidance from public health authorities like the CDC and local directives.
  • All relevant personnel are encouraged to report for work as long as the jobsite remains open; high-risks individuals will consider their own circumstances. We are all bound by our responsibilities to the owner as we work through this situation and appreciate your support as we continue to fulfill our obligations.
  • Subcontractors have been be instructed to develop labor and supplier contingency plans to minimize potential disruptions.
  • The appropriate STO resource should maintain regular contact with materials suppliers to identify early signs of potential supplier disruptions.

Operations

  • Project personnel should reach out to the executive in charge of the project and their Business Unit (BU) leader immediately if any project delay is anticipated. The executive in charge and BU leader will work with the appropriate internal resource to ensure that all relevant parties are notified of any potential project delay.
  • Project personnel must be diligent in their required notifications to any schedule or project delays connected to COVID-19. This includes both internal documentation and external communications to clients, subcontractors, and any other relevant third parties (e.g., any delay should be communicated in writing to the project owner).
  • Project personnel are preparing project-specific contingency plans to address a project closure. The plan should address all reasonably foreseeable implications of a site closure, including site safety, subcontractor and supply chain management, and a project recovery plan. Project personnel will need to review fixed cost items and address terms where appropriate (cranes, machinery, and other unused equipment).

Project Impact and Communication

  • Project personnel are regularly updating the executives in charge of their projects and their BU leader about any implications of COVID-19 related disruptions. BU leaders must promptly communicate any potential impacts to STO executive management and, where appropriate, to any affected third parties.

Travel Restrictions and Guidance

Jobsite Worker Health Considerations

These protocols apply to non-STO employees:

Workers with Illness or symptoms of COVID-19

  • All jobsites have signage onsite instructing any workers who don’t feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19 to immediately leave the jobsite.
  • Health screening questionnaires and temperature taking may be may be required to enter the site in accordance with local law, regulatory guidance, and owner direction.
  • Any workers found to be displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to stay home or immediately leave the site and encouraged to schedule a medical appointment
  • Workers may return to the jobsite only upon meeting the criteria for discontinuing isolation from the local health department and may be asked to provide written clearance from their healthcare provider.

 

Workers Who Have Come into Close Contact with Someone Suspected or Confirmed to Have COVID-19

  • Workers must leave the jobsite and follow local health department protocols.
  • Workers must immediately notify their employer, who must notify their STO representative, who in turn must notify their BU leader. The appropriate STO resource must notify the owner and, where applicable, building management.
  • Workers may return to the jobsite only upon meeting the criteria for discontinuing isolation from the local health department and may be asked to provide written clearance from their healthcare provider.

Questions? Contact

Keith Haselman, STO SVP of Safety
Keith.Haselman@structuretone.com
212-251-9354