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TDINDUSTRIES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The protocols outlined below are to be implemented based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

PROJECT SITE PROTOCOL
  1. REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS FOR ALL: TD Partners, subcontractors, temps, vendors and visitors to the office are required to wear a mask or face covering. This is for all job sites, service/facilities sites, as well as TD offices and manufacturing.
     
    Partners will be allowed to remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:
    A. Field/Shop Partners – when working alone in your designated work area with a minimum 6 ft distance from another worker.
    B. Jobsite Trailers – Wearing a mask in Jobsite Trailer meetings is optional provided that you are seated or standing stationary and able to maintain at least 6-ft of distance from other individuals. Masks will continue to be required when moving around trailers, entering or exiting trailers, and moving throughout the space.
    •  In the field and on Jobsites, masks will continue to be required.

    C. Partners are Required To Wear Face Coverings:
      • When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirement.
      • If Partner cannot maintain a 6 ft distance from others.
      • If you leave your designated work area or desk.
      • If someone approaches you within your designated work area or desk.

    D. This does not apply while riding in personal vehicles, while eating, or in cases in which wearing a face covering would pose a greater health, safety, or security risk. 
    E. Wearing a mask or face covering is not a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing, as these remain important steps to slowing the spread of the virus. 

    1. Face shields are not acceptable without also using a mask.
    2. TD does not allow the use of any masks with exhaust valves.
    3. A neck gaiter used as a face mask must be two layers or folded to make it two layers.

  2. TEMPERATURE PROTOCOL CHANGES: In order to comply with local and state requirements, the following temperature requirements are as follows:
    1. State of Texas, Arizona, and Colorado: We are sending Partners home or requiring Partners to stay home if they have a temperature of greater than 100 degrees.
    2. Partners are still required to take their temperatures at home before going to the jobsite/worksite or office.
    3. Temperature scanners will be placed at all primary entrances for all TD offices. Partners and visitors must pass a temperature check every time they need to enter a TD office. 
    4. Partners responsible for job site temperature checks are asked to wear the proper PPE: goggles and face masks (N95 or KN95), gloves or clean hands between each check.
  3. Common water coolers are prohibited. TD will provide individual water bottles when needed. Partners and visitors may also bring personal water jugs/bottles.
  4. Partners and visitors are to adequately wash their hands for 20 seconds or more using soap and water or hand sanitizer. On jobsites where the customer or general contractor has not provided washing stations, TD will provide stations for Partners and temporary workers.   
  5. Partners must adhere to maintaining 6 ft of social distancing at all times, unless the work being performed requires multiple individuals for the safety of the Partners.
    • If the task requires Partners to be within 6 ft of someone, TD recommends that the Partner considers alternate means. If alternate means are not feasible, then we encourage that Partner to coordinate with their supervisor to obtain proper PPE if available. 
    • Partners not adhering to the safety guidelines of social distancing will be subject to TD's progressive disciplinary procedures in the same manner as other safety violations. 
    • TD's Safety team and field leaders are to inspect their jobsites frequently for COVID-19 compliance including 6 ft social distancing for safety.
  6. TD has developed signage regarding wellness, hygiene, and safety for all projects, service Partners, manufacturing shop and facilities. Signage is to be displayed at all TD facilities, jobsite trailers and job boxes, where applicable.
  7. TD will require all vendors and external guests to sign in and sign out at our project jobsites and will require our subcontractors to track their employees entering and leaving the project site.
  8. TD frontline leaders and manufacturing supervisors are to ask all members of their team the following questions at the start of their daily shift:
    • Is anyone in your family or household exhibiting symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19?
    • Have you, or anyone in your family, been in contact with a person that is in the process of being tested for COVID-19?
    • Have you, or anyone in your immediate family, traveled outside of the USA within the last two (2) weeks?
    • Do you have flu-like symptoms or any of the following:
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    Per CDC recommendations, if any answer is "yes," the Partner is to be removed from the jobsite immediately. Please notify your HR Business Partner for further evaluation and next steps. 

  9. Frontline leaders are also required to complete a daily COVID-19 inspection via the TD Safety app. This inspection tracks results of the questions asked above, as well as, cleaning and PPE supplies.
  10. If a Partner is assumed to be exposed or is confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, please notify your HR Business Partner. If the issue needs to be escalated, please contact your supervisor and/or Tara Wolfla or Steve Cunningham. 
  11. Partners are asked to continue to live and lead our Core Values during this time and treat each other with respect and dignity.
  12. Partners are not allowed to congregate. This includes breaks and mealtime.
  13. MEETING ROOM POLICY: TD discourages in-person meetings and encourages that all training classes be done online where possible.

    • Jobsite Trailers – Wearing a mask in Jobsite Trailer meetings is optional provided that you are seated or standing stationary and able to maintain at least 6-ft of distance from other individuals. Masks will continue to be required when moving around trailers, entering or exiting trailers, and moving throughout the space.
      •  In the field and on Jobsites, masks will continue to be required.
    • Limit all meetings to the safe capacity posted on the door. All meetings require a 6-ft distance between individuals.

    Additional guidelines:
    • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
    • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
    • If food is served, boxed meals and individual drinks are to be provided.
  14. No visitors are permitted to enter TD workplaces, including job sites, unless fundamental to the execution of the work.
  15. Limit elevator usage to allow 6 ft social distancing when occupied with multiple people. Use stairs when possible.
  16. Clean surfaces regularly that have frequent contact – door handles, iPads, gang box handles, etc.

OFFICE PROTOCOL
  1. TEMPERATURE PROTOCOL CHANGES: In order to comply with local and state requirements, the following temperature requirements are as follows:
    • States of Texas, Arizona, and Colorado: We are sending Partners home or requiring Partners to stay home with a temperature of greater than 100 degrees.
    • Temperature scanners will be placed at all primary entrances for all TD offices. Partners and visitors must use the temperature scanner and pass the temperature check before entering the office.
    • Partners are still required to take their temperatures at home before going to the jobsite/worksite or office.

  2. REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS: Any individual entering a TD facility is required to wear a face covering while in our building. This includes Partners and all subcontractors, temps, vendors and visitors to the office.

    Partners will be allowed to remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:

    A. Office Partners – when working at your dedicated desk with a minimum 6 ft distancing from another Partner.

    B. Meeting Rooms - Wearing a mask in meetings is optional provided that you are seated or standing stationary and able to maintain at least 6-feet of distance from other individuals. Masks will continue to be required when moving around in meetings, entering or exiting a meeting, and moving throughout our facilities.


    Partners are Required To Wear Masks or Face Coverings:
    • When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirement.
    • If Partner cannot maintain a 6 ft distance from others.
    • If you leave your designated work area or desk.
    • If someone approaches you within your designated work or desk.

    C. This does not apply while riding in personal vehicles, while eating, or in cases in which wearing a face covering would pose a greater health, safety, or security risk.
    D. Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing, as these remain important steps to slowing the spread of the virus.
    • Face shields are not acceptable without also using a mask.
    • TD does not allow the use of any masks with exhaust valves.

    • A neck gaiter used as a face mask must be two layers or folded to make it two layers.

  3. MEETING ROOM POLICY: TD discourages in-person meetings and encourages that all training classes be done online where possible. This includes internal and external meetings.

    Wearing a mask in meetings is optional provided that you are seated or standing stationary and able to maintain at least 6-feet of distance from other individuals. Masks will continue to be required when moving around in meetings, entering or exiting a meeting, and moving throughout our facilities.
    Limit all meetings to the safe capacity posted on the door, and in areas where Partners can maintain a 6 ft distance.
     
    Additional guidelines:
    • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
    • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
    • If food is served, boxed meals and individual drinks are to be provided.

  4. All Partners should telework/work remotely, where possible.
  5. Should Partners need to enter any TD office they will be required to badge in and use the temperature scanner.
  6. All non-essential visits by vendors, subcontractors, clients, etc. to the office are suspended.
  7. Should visitors need to enter any TD office, they will be required to sign in and sign out of the building and complete a questionnaire.
  8. Keep face-to-face interactions to a minimum and follow CDC guidelines of 6-ft distance between individuals.
  9. TD signage regarding hygiene and safety must be displayed throughout the office, restrooms, and break rooms.
  10. TD will perform routine environmental cleaning of heavy traffic areas, such as break rooms, restrooms, meeting rooms, etc. and frequently wipe down doorknobs and other commonly used equipment.
  11. Follow all CDC protocols.
TRAVEL PROTOCOL
  1. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROTOCOL: The CDC has updated its travel recommendations to Mexico. TD's travel protocols effective immediately, in accordance with CDC guidelines, are listed below:
    • Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico.
    • Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.
    • If TD Partners must travel to Mexico: During the course of travel, wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness. It is required to get tested 3-5 days after the trip AND stay home for 7 days. 
    • It is safest to stay home for 14 days. 
      • If TD Partners must travel to Mexico, they are required to follow CDC's "After-travel" recommendations seen above upon their return. 
      • TD Partners are required to check with their supervisor, Safety Manager or HR Partner about quarantine requirements if returning from any other travel outside of the United States or returning from travel on a cruise ship. 
  2. Domestic business air travel for TDPartners requires approval from TD leadership. TD will implement additional travel restrictions as needed.
  3. Personal air travel is highly discouraged. We encourage you to check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance on travel: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
  4. Inform your supervisor prior to scheduling any travel.
  5. Check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and stay home if you are sick. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
  6. Partners who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignment must notify their supervisor and should promptly call a health care provider for advice.
GENERAL PROTOCOL

See CDC's general protocol here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html

  1. CUSTOMER RELATIONS PROTOCOL:Please continue to follow TD’s protocols as it relates to face coverings and/or 6 ft distancing when engaging with customers.
    1. If you are unable to meet the 6 ft distancing guideline, you should wear a face covering including in customer conference rooms, traveling together in a vehicle, etc.
  2. REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS: Partners and all subcontractors, temps, vendors and visitors to the office, jobsites, service/facilities sites, and manufacturing facilities are required to wear a face covering.
     
    Partners will be allowed to remove their face coverings under the following circumstances:
    A. Field/Shop Partners –
    when working alone in your designated work area with a minimum 6 ft distance from another worker.
    B. Office Partners –
    when working at your dedicated desk with a minimum 6 ft distancing from another Partner.
    C. Partners are Required To Wear Face Coverings:
    • When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirement.
    • If Partner cannot maintain a 6 ft distance from others.
    • If you leave your designated work area or desk.
    • If someone approaches you within your designated work or desk
    • This does not apply while riding in personal vehicles, while eating, or in cases in which wearing a face covering would pose a greater health, safety, or security risk.
    • Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for maintaining 6-feet social distancing and hand washing, as these remain important steps to slowing the spread of the virus.

    • Face shields are not acceptable without also using a mask.
    • TD does not allow the use of any masks with exhaust valves.
    • A neck gaiter used as a face mask must be two layers or folded to make it two layers.

    • MEETING ROOM POLICY: TD discourages in-person meetings and encourages that all training classes be done online where possible. This includes internal and external meetings.Limit all meetings to the safe capacity posted on the door, and in areas where Partners can maintain a 6 ft distance.

    • Wearing a mask in meetings is optional provided that you are seated or standing stationary and able to maintain at least 6-feet of distance from other individuals. Masks will continue to be required when moving around in meetings, entering or exiting a meeting, and moving throughout our facilities.

    • Jobsite trailers will be treated the same as offices. If 6 feet social distancing is maintained in trailers, masks can be removed. In the field and on actual jobsites, masks will continue to be required.
       
      Additional guidelines:
      • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
      • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
      • If food is served, boxed meals and individual drinks are to be provided.

      • To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions (listed below) are implemented to protect them and the community. We will always defer to our customers with regards to exposure and their return-to-work requirements.
         
        • Additional precautions are:
          • Pre-Screen Temperature Testing: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.
          • Regular Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program.
          • Wear a Mask: A face mask should be worn at all times while in the workplace. Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages.
          • Social Distance: The employee should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the workplace. Disinfect and clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely.

        • If your customers have different requirements or protocols than the above, please coordinate with your customers to ensure you meet their requirements.  For detailed information regarding this CDC guideline, please visit here.

  1. Per CDC recommendations, employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day will be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately.

  2. Partners who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are required to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever, signs of a fever (100° F ) or greater using a forehead thermometer, and showing no signs of symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. Tylenol, cough suppressants).

  3. Partners should immediately notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.

  4. Partners who have someone in their home test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay home and self-quarantine themselves for a minimum of 10 days, and we recommend they get tested.

    These Partners can return prior to 10 days if:

    1) they receive a negative test result and;
    2) 10 days have passed since the family member began exhibiting symptoms and;
    3) 24 hours have passed since the family member had symptoms without medication.
    In order to return to work, the Partner will need clearance from their Safety Manager or HR Business Partner. Should the Partner be required to stay home due to in-home exposure, they may use PPT or apply to TDCares for assistance.

  5. Exposure without Symptoms:

    • Quarantine can end on day 10 without testing
    • Quarantine can end on day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)


    Positive Test Result:

    • Quarantine can end on day 7 with a negative test result (The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation, but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.)

    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 may not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months, as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

  6. If any Partner is diagnosed with COVID-19, they should follow their healthcare provider’s recommendations as well as notify their HR Business Partner. TD will inform fellow Partners of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace while maintaining confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

TDIndustries is committed to the safety of all our Partners, both internally and externally. The above action plan is consistent with the CDC’s Interim Guidance plan.  

TD’s leadership is committed to providing the best work environment possible for all Partners and jobsites. These prudent preventative measures will serve us well to minimize risk to all our Partners and their families.