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KPRS’ COVID-19 Management Plan

KPRS Coronavirus Management Plan 

At KPRS, our priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our teams, clients, and communities. As we navigate the challenges brought on by the novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19), KPRS has implemented several safety measures and is taking proactive steps daily to ensure our project teams and offices are operating with diligence and awareness.

All projects, no matter the location, are adhering to CDC guidelines as well as orders set forth by local jurisdictions.  

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What we’re doing… 

KPRS has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes enacting the measures of social distancing, symptom checking, hygiene, decontamination procedures, and continual training as we understand and secure information from the CDC, World Health Organization “WHO”, and OSHA guidelines, but these organizations are continually updating.  

This preparation is communicated to all levels of the KPRS organization to ensure that we fully understand the risks and that we are responding promptly and accordingly for the safety and health of our project sites. 

We have assigned a COVID-19 Supervisor for each project. The supervisor is site–specific and for each job. Our Superintendents are our lead contact on each jobsite for safety related issues, therefore they will be also be taking on the role of COVID-19 Supervisor for each project. 

Though the Superintendent is the lead COVID-19 Supervisor, our full project team is working to ensure that each job is run under the strict guidance of the CDC guidelines.  

We practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others. KPRS calls it safe distancing in line with our safety protocols on our project sites

Gatherings of any size are discontinued, and anytime two or more people must meet, they are maintaining a minimum 6-foot separation. 

KPRS utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks that are available and as appropriate for the activity being performed. 

We have identified “choke points” and “high-risk areas” on our jobsites where workers are forced to stand together, such as hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, and buses, and control them so social distancing is maintained. 

We are minimizing interactions when picking up or delivering equipment or materials, ensuring a minimum 6-foot separation. 

We are staggering the schedule of trades as necessary to reduce density and maintain minimum 6-foot separation social distancing. 

We are discouraging both staff and trade workers from sharing phones, desks, offices, work tools and equipment. We require that any shared equipment be cleaned and disinfected before and after use. 

We are posting, in areas visible to all workers, required hygienic practices including not touching your face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, cleaning AND disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, elevator control buttons, and doorknobs; covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing as well as other hygienic recommendations by the CDC. 

We are also increasing the cleaning for eating areas, restrooms, common areas, jobsite entrances (gates and doors) and routine cleaning of heavy equipment such as scissor lifts, ladders, forklift, etc. 

We are making additional cleaning products available for all workers to spray and disinfectant for commonly used tools and equipment shared by workers. 

We are placing wash stations or hand sanitizers in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene. 

If an employee shows signs of flu-like or acute respiratory illness symptoms they will be immediately sent home or referred to appropriate emergency medical services.  

We require anyone on the project to stay home if they are sick, except to get medical care. 

We have employees inform their supervisor if they have a sick family member at home with COVID-19. 

We maintain a daily attendance log of all workers and visitors. 

If Someone Tests Positive on a Project Site 

If a test comes back COVID–19 positive for an employee or jobsite worker, we will immediately conduct an investigation and notify the proper parties as indicated by the CDC and local health guidelines to manage the exposure. We’ll work to understand the risk to others as well as develop a contamination and disinfection strategy for the exposed areas. 

The employee or jobsite worker will be removed from the project site and is not permitted to return until they are fully cleared from medical care. We will ensure that any infected employee or jobsite worker will follow all required procedures. 

We will also determine if any additional individuals will need to be temporarily removed and isolated from the project site. There could be employees or jobsite workers that maybe require a 14–day quarantine due to the potential exposure. We will make sure that there are clear lines of communication regarding the return to a project site with those individuals.