Manufacturing

Phase 1 (Previous Stage)

The State has moved beyond Phase 1, but the description, health measures and participants for Phase 1 are included for reference purposes only.

Function Description:

  • Staff is furloughed and/or working remotely where possible
  • Staff on the manufacturing floor is scheduled flexibly to accommodate social distancing
  • Operations continue or are retooled to produce essential goods

Public Health Measures:

  • Implement a policy for employee health and wellness checks, including both self-assessment and certification with managers, and addressing employees with symptoms and exposure
  • Implement PPE as appropriate for all employees according to their position
  • Post safety signage in common areas, restrooms, breakrooms, conference rooms, etc.
  • Close plant to outside visitors
  • Postpone in person meetings or gatherings until later phases; conduct via teleconference meetings when possible
  • Close common areas and encourage employees to take breaks outside and/or offsite
  • Disinfect equipment regularly
  • Install multiple hygiene and PPE stations accessible to employees on the manufacturing floor
  • Place hand sanitizer at all workstations on administrative floors and offices
  • Schedule shipping and deliveries with limited interaction. Disinfect incoming and outgoing packages.
  • Limit occupancy of meeting rooms, break areas, vehicles, and common areas to allow for social distancing
  • Create a site specific workplace health and safety plan
  • Designate an employee to oversee health and safety programs
  • Implement employee health and safety guide or webinar training series

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees

Phase 2 (Current Stage)


Function Description:

  • Staff can return to work with implementation of the Health Measures listed below
  • Staff on the manufacturing floor continues to be scheduled flexibly to accommodate social distancing
  • Operations continue to produce essential goods or return to original manufacturing production efforts

Public Health Measures:

  • Phase 1 Measures, plus:
  • Implement protocols and procedures for visiting vendors, including health self-assessments and inquiries
  • Limit interaction time with delivery drivers. Permit onsite urgent vendor service calls when required
  • Resume meetings and gatherings with social distancing; teleconference when possible
  • Permit employees to take breaks inside in common areas if space allows for social distancing, continue to encourage them to take breaks outdoors and/or offsite

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Vendors

Phase 3 (Future Stage)

Function Description:

  • Phase 2 functional description remains in place

Public Health Measures:

  • Phase 2 health measures maintained in place

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Vendors

Phase 4 (Future Stage)

Function Description:

  • Staff returns to work with regular work schedules
  • Manufacturing floor is restored to its original production use
  • Retooled production lines may continue to operate and produce essential goods, as needed
  • Outside visits resume with appointments being encouraged and security screenings in place

Public Health Measures:

  • Maintain hygiene stations on administrative floor
  • Maintain hygiene and PPE stations on plant floors
  • Reopen common areas and use disposables in kitchen areas
  • Continue with protocols for cleaning, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Employee Health Checks may or may not be administered, dependent on the organization
  • Develop new PPE protocols for visitors and visiting vendors

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Vendors / Visitors