Preventative Measures

Perform a comprehensive risk assessment of all work areas and modify the following plan as needed to meet any site-specific issues not addressed below.
Post your site-specific plan for your jobsite including the attached Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Guidance for COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction. Your site-specific plan should include contact information of your local health department.
On no less than a weekly basis, evaluate your site for compliance with this plan, review your site-specific risk assessment and update your site-specific modifications as needed. Log your weekly reviews including any deficiency corrects and plan modifications in your superintendent’s daily report.

Post Sign-in instructions & QR codes at all entrances which directs workers to fill out the DAC Symptom Screening Survey on their mobile device. Restrict jobsite access for all workers, visitors, deliverymen, vendors, etc. until the DAC symptom screening survey has been completed.

Post all jobsite entrances and provide physical distancing markings to provide six feet between workings when queuing for entry into the site.

Meetings in the jobsite office must be limited to less than 10 people and proper social distancing rules must be observed, when possible conduct such meetings by web or tele-conference.

Jobsite related meetings with Foremen will be held outdoors and must be limited to less than 10 people and proper social distancing rules must be observed, when possible conduct such meetings by web or tele-conference.

Project coordination meetings will be limited to Microsoft Teams meetings/conference calls.
If a subcontractor or visitor needs to speak with Del Amo personnel, we ask that you contact by phone first and avoid coming to the jobsite trailer.
Trailer amenities such as the copy machine, restroom, water and snacks will be limited to Del Amo Staff only.
Place wash stations or hand sanitizers in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene. Please have the hand wash stations inspected throughout the day to ensure they are properly supplied. Please make sure you always have adequate restocking supplies on hand.
The field office should be cleaned frequently. Please wipe down sinks, faucets, toilets, countertops, conference tables, work surfaces, doorknobs, and handles. Please make sure your cleaning supplies are restocked regularly so that you have these supplies always on hand.

Use a solution of 10% bleach to 90% water and spray surface of the toilets and wash stations commonly touched by hands (toilet seats, handles, soap dispensers, etc.) at least once a day or more if needed.

When choosing cleaning chemicals, use products approved for use against COVID-19 listed on the EPA approved list. Follow manufactures directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use. Always wear gloves and eye protection when using any cleaning agents.

Field office with air conditioning units should install HEPA filters in the units.


Post, in areas visible to all workers, required hygienic practices including;

  • Not touching 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% ethanol of 70% isopropanol.
  • 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.
Please communicate to any staff working on or visting this project of the local health department or city regulations, the State of California Public Health Department recommendations and the CDC recommendations including but not limited to:
  • Workers and visitors are required to wear face coverings that are fabric, such as scarves and bandanas and that they be washed frequently (at least once a day) or single-use face coverings which must be properly discarded into trash receptacles. Workers should wash of sanitize hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings. Face coverings should never be shared.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others.
  • Preclude gatherings of any size, and anytime two or more people must meet, ensure minimum 6-foot separation. This applies to the jobsite and the surrounding areas and includes the time before and after working hours.
  • If you are unable to maintain the required social distancing on our jobsite, you will need to implement staggered shift or limit access to enclosed areas. This includes staggering breaks if needed.
  • Breakrooms are not allowed; breaks must be taken in open air settings social distancing must be observed. Encourage workers to bring a lunch to avoid congestion around the lunch truck.
  • Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate for the activity being performed when social distancing is not possible.
  • Identify “choke points” and “high-risk areas” where workers are forced to stand together, such as hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, lunch trucks and buses, and control them so social distancing is maintained.
  • Minimize interactions when picking up or delivering equipment or materials, ensure minimum 6-foot separation.
  • Stagger workmen as necessary to reduce density and maintain minimum 6-foot separation.
  • Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, work tools and equipment. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • If workers do share equipment, in addition to disinfecting the equipment, they must wash or sanitize their hands before and after the use of such equipment.
  • Employees are encouraged to minimize ridesharing. While in ridesharing vehicles, employees advised wear face coverings.
  • If practicable, each employee should use/drive the same truck or piece of equipment every shift.
  • Vehicles and equipment/tools should be cleaned at least once per day and before change in operator or rider.
  • All PPE must be sanitized at the end of each shift, this includes any hard hats that was loaned to workers or visitors.
  • In lieu of using a common source of drinking water, such as a cooler, employees should use individual water bottles.
  • Any trash collected from the jobsite must be changed frequently by someone wearing nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves.

Employees must be advised of the Symptoms of COVID-19:

Early symptoms may include chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, DO NOT GO TO WORK and call your supervisor and health-care provider immediately. Do the same thing if you come into close contact with someone showing these symptoms.
  • Coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing.
  • Require anyone on the project to self-screen at home and stay home if they are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Have employees inform their COVID-19 Supervisor if they have a sick family member at home with COVID-19. If the employee has been in close contact with this family member, they must self-quarantine and not report to work.
  • The links to some of these regulations can be found below:

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/

https://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/

https://ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/construction-site-guidance.pdf

https://covid19.ca.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph446/f/page/file/OrderWorkerProtection20200407.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cid/dcdc/pages/guidance.aspx

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/COVID-19-Infection-Prevention-in-Construction.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

NEW: OSHA Provides Guidance on Recording Workplace Exposures to COVID-19

  • OSHA recordkeeping requirements mandate covered employers record certain work- related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log.
  • COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all the following are met:
    • The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
    • The case is work-related.
    • The case involves one or more of the general recording (e.g. medical treatment beyond first-aid, days away from work).
  • Visit Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.
Subcontractors shall designate a site specific COVID-19 Supervisor to enforce this guidance. A designated COVID-19 Supervisor shall always be present on the construction site during construction activities. The COVID-19 Supervisor can be an on-site worker who is designated to carry this role. The DAC COVID-19 Supervisor is the project superintendent.
 
The project superintendent shall maintain a daily attendance log of all DAC employees, temporary laborers or any other individuals not associated with the subcontractors that visits the site. The subcontractors shall provide the project superintendent their daily attendance log for all their employees on site as well as all vendors, deliverymen or any other individuals associated with the subcontractor that visits the site. This daily attendance logs are to be consolidated and uploaded into Procore.
 
If any subcontractor is not in compliance with these regulations, they will be issued a safety violation notice through Procore and will be required to comply immediately, and their compliance will be documented in Procore. If any subcontractor refuses to comply, the worker or workers in violation will be removed from the jobsite and their office will be notified immediately. The DAC Project Manager will then need to follow up with their office to determine what steps they have taken with their employee to ensure their compliance before determining whether they will be allowed to return to the jobsite.

Use the following hierarchy to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in production and other work areas: engineering controls, administration controls and PPE.

  • Engineering controls include creating physical or spatial barriers between employees such as Plexiglas of other sturdy and impermeable partitions. Where appropriate, install such barriers in offices to create separation between workers.
  • Administrative controls include slowing operations and increasing shifts, within safety requirements, and ensuring adequate time for proper cleaning and disinfection protocols.
  • PPE includes face shields, respiratory protection and impermeable gloves. Note that some equipment N95 respirators are prioritized for health care workers. If those are in use, consider changing to elastomeric respirators to conserve supplies for healthcare facilities.
If anyone visiting or working on the jobsite has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, please notify DAC’s Corporate Safety Officer (Mitch Hudson) immediately, review the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Department “FAQs for Mangers” available at the following link http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/business/FAQ-Managers.pdf and begin investigating when the person was last on the job and when they became symptomatic so that we can determine what next steps will need to be taken.
 
Mitch Hudson - Corporate Safety Officer
Phone – (310) 892-5229