Job Site Protective Measures

A COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for MainStreet Design Build. Ensuring safety in the workforce for our owners, designers, support staff, field personnel, and subcontractors.

The health and safety of our clients and of our team is of utmost importance. In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure or contamination, the following protocols are mandatory on all MainStreet job sites. These procedures apply to all MainStreet field personnel and any subcontractors who work on a MainStreet Design Build project.

 

See our job site protection measures in action. Watch the video below.

 

Starting the Work Day

Starting the Work Day

  • Each day, our employees and subcontractors will be required to stop in at our office to be pre-screened and asked a series of questions. For jobs across town, the project manager or lead carpenter will pre-screen each worker BEFORE they enter the job site. This screening includes a temperature check and a list of questions pertaining to medical symptoms, travel plans, and people they were in contact with over the last 14 days.
  • If anyone develops a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness, they are instructed to call their health-care provider immediately. Early symptoms may include chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
  • All visitors are pre-screened to the best of our abilities to ensure they are not exhibiting any of these symptoms.
  • Employees, contractors, and visitors will be asked to leave the job site and return home if they are exhibiting any of these symptoms.
  •  If any person(s) working on a MainStreet site are identified as COVID 19 positive, we will follow the COVID-19 Exposure Action Plan, which requires immediate and safe removal of any worker on the premises.
  • Sick employees are made to follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees will not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

 

Work Area Protection

Work Area Protection

Each job site will be prepared in a similar fashion to containment for EPA Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) demolition rules. Additionally, the exterior of the site will contain signage, a record-keeping station, and a hand-washing station. All MainStreet employees and subcontractors must adhere to the following:

  • Identify the record-keeping station and fill out the check-in form.
  • Identify the signage on the site and become familiar with it.
  • Each person is expected to wash his hands before and after entering the client’s home, using MainStreet washing stations (soap and towels are provided). Towels are to be thrown away immediately after use and gloves are to be put on after washing.
  • Each person will be required to wear a mask on a MainStreet job site. A mask will be provided by MainStreet for all its employees. A mask MUST be provided by the individual trade. If no mask is worn, the worker must leave the site.
  • Each person will be required to wear gloves on a MainStreet job site. Gloves will be provided by MainStreet for all its employees. Gloves MUST be provided by all individual trade. If no gloves are worn, the worker must leave the site.
  • Each site will be individually assessed to determine the number of workers performing work. This will be noted on the information sheet for the job site. All workers MUST abide by this requirement.
  • Each site will be provided with a porta-john with hand sanitizer, which will be consistently cleaned and maintained by the workers since this is the one guaranteed location that will be shared by more than one worker. All frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down twice a day.
  • Each trade will be required to remove his/her own trash at the end of each day.
  • Each person will be required to sign out at the end of each day.
  • All lead-safe work and OSHA best practices are to be followed at all times. These include careful dust protection and the use of high-efficiency HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers.
  • A confined work area is to be created whenever possible. This area will be isolated by using temporary plastic barrier walls. The plastic is to be taped on all sides, top, and bottom.
  • All cold air returns within the work area are to be covered and taped over
  • Canvas runners are to be used to create a path through non-isolated areas of the home to allow for access to the work area.

 

Cleaning/Disinfecting Job Sites and Other Protective Measures

Cleaning/Disinfecting Job Sites and Other Protective Measures

Extra care will be taken to disinfect the job site daily. This will include but may not be limited to:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently used tools and equipment on a regular basis (and other elements of the job site, where applicable).
  • Cleaning shared spaces such as trailers and break/lunchrooms a minimum of once per day.
  •  Disinfecting shared surfaces (door handles, machinery controls, etc.) on a regular basis.
  • Avoiding the sharing of tools with co-workers. If unavoidable, disinfecting them before and after each use.
  • Arranging for any portable job site toilets be cleaned by the leasing company at least twice per week and disinfected on the inside.
  • Wearing gloves when collecting trash from the job site.

 

Personal Protection/Personal Health

Personal Protection/Personal Health

All employees are expected to:

  • Frequently wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, they are expected to use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
  • Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze (or use the inside of their elbow).
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Social distancing is to be practiced at all times, which requires all clients, vendors, subcontractors, and co-workers to maintain at least a 6-foot distance between each other. If there is a situation where social distancing needs to be compromised, appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (i.e., gloves, masks, etc.) will need to be worn and disinfected after use.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and notify their supervisor if they experience any symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath).
  • Sick employees are made to follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees will not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

 

Again, the health and safety of our clients and of our team are of utmost importance. During this time, MainStreet Design Build is adjusting our work practices and our schedule to complete our clients’ projects safely, beautifully, and efficiently. Thank you for your continued trust and working with us to create a safe environment for all involved.

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Corporate Headquarters:
MainStreet Design Build
555 South Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pleasant Ridge, and select areas of Metro Detroit.