COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
Prepared: 05/28/2020

 

Julienne Tomatoes takes the health and safety of our employees seriously. We are all living through the spread of COVID-19 and the need for certain employees to continue in-person work.   Others either are of will soon be welcomed back into work, either because they are critical infrastructure workers, because they are needed to conduct minimum basic operations for our business or because our business is once again allowed to open.  We want you to know that we are committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we are ready to provide a healthy and safe workplace for our employees, customers and guests.

Our plan is based on information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the time of its development. Because the COVID-19 situation is frequently changing, the need for modifications may occur based on further guidance provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials at the state or local levels. Julienne Tomatoes is focused on three lines of defense:

  1. Limiting the number of people together at the same time in the same place,
  2. Sanitizing all areas and
  3. Requiring appropriate personal protection equipment including masks, face shields, etc.  Include all that apply to your business here.

Note: Julienne Tomatoes may amend this Plan based on changing requirements and the need of our business.

The spread of COVID-19 in the workplace can come from several sources:

  • Co-workers
  • Customers
  • Guests – visitors/vendors/family members
  • The General Public

Our employees fall into one or more of the following categories as defined by OSHA:

  • Lower exposure risk (the work performed does not require direct contact with people known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 or frequent close contact with the public).
  • Medium exposure risk (the work performed requires frequent and/or close contact with people who may be infected with COVID-19, but who are not known COVID-19 patients, or contact with the general public in areas where there is ongoing community transmission).

COVID-19 WORKPLACE COORDINATORS (TASK FORCE)

Julienne Tomatoes has designated the following staff as its COVID-19 Workplace Coordinators: (include the names, titles, email and phones numbers of the staff that you have assigned)

The Coordinators responsibilities include:

  • staying up to date on federal, state and local guidance
  • incorporating those recommendations into our workplace
  • training our workforce on control practices, proper use of personal protective equipment, the steps employees must take to notify our business of any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected cases of COVID-19.
  • reviewing HR policies and practices to ensure they are consistent with this Plan and existing local, state and federal requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES OF JULIENNE TOMATOES SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS

All Julienne Tomatoes managers/supervisors must be familiar with this Plan and be ready to answer questions from employees. Additionally, Julienne Tomatoes expects that all managers/supervisors will set a good example by following this Plan. This includes practicing good personal hygiene and jobsite safety practices to prevent the spread of the virus. Managers and supervisors must encourage this same behavior from all employees.

 

Julienne Tomatoes will require and keep a record of all self-screening protocols for all employees or contractors entering the worksite, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed cases of COVID -19.

 

Julienne Tomatoes will:

  • Keep everyone on the worksite premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including through the use of ground markings, signs, and physical barriers, as appropriate to the worksite.

 

  • Provide non-medical grade face coverings to their employees, with supplies of N95 masks and surgical masks reserved, for now, for health care professionals, first responders (e.g., police officers, fire fighters, paramedics), and other critical workers.

 

  • Require face coverings to be worn when employees cannot consistently maintain six feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace, and consider face shields when employees cannot consistently maintain three feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace.

 

  • Increase facility cleaning and disinfection to limit exposure to COVID-19, especially on high-touch surfaces (e.g., door handles), paying special attention to parts, products, and shared equipment (e.g., tools, machinery, vehicles).

 

  • Adopt protocols to clean and disinfect the facility in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace.

 

  • Make cleaning supplies available to employees upon entry and at the worksite and provide time for employees to wash hands frequently or to use hand sanitizer.

 

  • When an employee is identified with a confirmed case of COVID-19, within 24 hours, notify both:
  1. The local public health department, and
  2. Any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Increase facility cleaning and disinfection to limit exposure to COVID-19, especially on high-touch surfaces (e.g., door handles), paying special attention to parts, products, and shared equipment (e.g., tools, machinery, vehicles).

 

  • Adopt protocols to clean and disinfect the facility in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace.

 

  • Conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19.

 

  • Train employees on how to report unsafe work conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES

We are asking each of our employees to help with our prevention efforts while at work. Julienne Tomatoes, understands that in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 at our facility, everyone needs to play his or her part. We have instituted several best practices to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and prevent its spread in the workplace.  This includes specific cleaning efforts and social distancing. While hear at work, all employees must follow these best practices for them to be effective. Beyond these best practices, we require employees to report to their managers or supervisors immediately if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, as described below. If employees have specific questions about this Plan or COVID-19, they should ask their manager, supervisor or contact Julie Adams.

OSHA and the CDC Prevention Guidelines

OSHA and the CDC have provided the following preventive guidance for all workers, regardless of exposure risk:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand ru