FEC COVID-19 policy
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE.
- Employees with flu-like symptoms are required to stay home.
- Follow State of Michigan, CDC and WHO recommendations (see links on page 3.)
- Limit travel as possible.
- Project supervisors will monitor and oversee the implementation of COVID-19 control strategies according to project requirements.
- Daily pre-job briefings and pre-task plans will include COVID safety prior to commencing work.
- Project supervisors will limit access to the project site and, if required, ensure employees have been screened appropriately before entry to the project site. Supervisors will follow the screening protocols noted in this document.
- If required by project requirements, appropriate COVID PPE (gloves, goggles, face shields, and face masks) will be used for the activity being performed.
- COVID-related PPE will be provided by FEC and/or by the customer.
- Project supervisors will order from FEC stock (or customer stock), receive and ensure the proper distribution of the necessary COVID-19 PPE for all FEC personnel.
- Where necessary, due to working inside an arc-flash boundary, arc-rated masks and/or face shields must be utilized in addition to the regularly required PPE.
- Employees are to use sanitizer and/or hand washing with soap and water frequently.
- Project supervisors will notify their Project Manager or Superintendent or Executive Management of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among workers at the site. Project Manager or Superintendent or Executive Management will immediately notify the owner or GC/CM according to the project’s contractual notification requirements. If the determination for a positive test result does not come from the local public health department, the FEC Superintendent will immediately notify the public health department, as well as notify any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a known case of COVID-19. Employees with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 are to return to the workplace only after they are no longer infectious according to the latest guidelines from the CDC and they are released from any quarantine or isolation order by the local public health department.
- If a worker on site presents symptoms, they shall be required to leave the site and follow proper quarantining procedure. Project supervisors will notify their Project Manager or Superintendent or Executive Management. Project Manager or Superintendent or Executive Management will immediately notify the owner or GC/CM according to the project’s contractual notification requirements.
- Be aware of, and follow customer’s policies regarding their required preventive measures.
DAILY HEALTH SCREENING
At locations where FEC is responsible to provide screening prior to entry, FEC will maintain all screening records as required by regulation. The form(s) can be filled out electronically by following the link(s) in the footer of FEC’s webpage at www.ferndale-electric.com. The responses to these questions will be evaluated to determine if you will be allowed to enter the FEC office or jobsite. If a person leaves a jobsite, they will be required to perform a new Daily Health Screening before re-entry to the jobsite. Note that individual project sites may have additional requirements. Project supervisors are required to be aware of these requirements and ensure they are followed. If a project requires FEC to provide proof of screening, the “COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire” should be used. FEC shall also maintain records of FEC employee COVID-19 policy training.
Evaluation of “COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire” responses:
A “Yes” response to any of the “COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire” questions will exclude an employee from a project site. The project supervisor shall notify the FEC Superintendent of any employees that respond “Yes” to any of the “COVID-19 Self-Screening Questionnaire” questions.
Additionally, Foremen and Project Managers shall keep each other up to date regarding project absenteeism and any resulting project issues.
Preventive measures may change as the official information regarding the spreading of COVID-19 continues to evolve, so we have included the following resources to provide up-to-date information:
State of Michigan Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)