At Frank L. Blum Construction Company, our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our clients, partners, user groups, and each other. The recent pandemic prompted us to reinforce these priorities and reexamine our procedures to address new issues. These procedures not only set us apart in the construction industry, but our counsel was also sought by many of our healthcare and senior living partners when creating procedures on their campuses. For these procedures to be successful, they must be comprehensive, understandable, and manageable. The basic tenets of these are:
The ways we go above and beyond on our worksites:
1. Be a responsible party
Each project has an Infection Prevention Officer that conducts daily inspections to ensure the project site is executing the mandated requirements and acts as a resource to job site supervision concerning best practices.
2. Site-Specific Plans
Each project has unique Infection Control Risk Assessment requirements. The Infection Prevention Officer establishes and implements the requirements.
3. Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Anyone entering the work area is required to have a face-covering meeting the requirements as outlined by the Center for Disease Control.
4. Appropriate signage postings on worksites
The Infection Protection Officer ensures the appropriate standardized signage (including COVID-19 signage) is posted at all required locations.
5. Checkpoints at Entrances and Exits
The Infection Protection Officer ensures that all on-site workers and visitors are screened at a checkpoint before entering the project site.
6. Standards of Hygiene
All workers are required to wash their hands at a specified hand washing station for a minimum of 20 seconds upon arrival, before leaving at the end of the day, at all breaks, after using the toilet, before eating, and after touching any waste materials at a minimum.
7. Cleaning & Sanitation
High traffic areas and high touch areas are cleaned daily with an EPA-registered cleaning agent.