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TDINDUSTRIES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Partners, the protocol outlined below is 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: Partners and all subcontractors, temps, vendors and visitors to the office are required to wear a face covering. This is for all job sites, service/facilities sites, as well as TD offices and manufacturing facilities.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. When Partners are Required To Wear Face Coverings:
    • When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirements.
    • 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.
    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 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.
  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. 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.
    4. Partners who do not own or have access to a personal thermometer are asked to discuss purchasing one with their supervisor, if needed.

  3. Common water coolers are prohibited. TD will provide individual water bottles and Partners may bring personal water jugs/bottles.
  4. Partners 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 ask are 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. No large group meetings – limit all meetings to 10 people or less. Safety and scheduling meetings, etc. are to be held with a 6-ft distance between individuals. Additional guidelines:
    • Partner will be allowed to remove their face coverings as long as a 6 ft distance is maintained. If 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained, Partners are required to wear a face covering.
    • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
    • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
    • If food is served, please provide boxed lunches and individual drinks.
  14. No visitors are permitted to enter TD workplaces, including jobsites, 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.
    • Partners are still required to take their temperatures at home before going to the jobsite/worksite or office.
    • Partners who do not own or have access to a personal thermometer are asked to discuss purchasing one with their supervisor, if needed. 
  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. When Partners are Required To Wear Face Coverings:
    • When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirements.
    • 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.
  3. SMALL GROUP MEETINGS: Groups may meet in groups of no larger than 10 people max and in areas where Partners can maintain a 6 ft distance. Additional guidelines:
    • Partner will be allowed to remove their face coverings as long as a 6 ft distance is maintained. If 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained, Partners are required to wear a face covering.
    • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
    • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
    • If food is served, please provide boxed lunches and individual drinks.
  4. All Partners should telework/work remotely, where possible.
  5. Should Partners need to enter any TD office they will be required to sign in and sign out of the building.
  6. All meetings are to be rescheduled to virtual meetings in lieu of in-person meetings. This includes internal and external team meetings. Microsoft Teams is highly encouraged.
  7. All non-essential visits by vendors, subcontractors, clients, etc. to the office are suspended.
  8. Should visitors need to enter any TD office they will be required to fill out a questionnaire.
  9. Keep face-to-face interactions to a minimum and follow CDC guidelines of 6-ft distance between individuals.
  10. TD signage regarding hygiene and safety must be displayed throughout the office, restrooms, and break rooms.
  11. 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.
  12. Follow all CDC protocols.
TRAVEL PROTOCOL
  1. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROTOCOL: Effective immediately, any travel outside of the United States or returning from travel on a cruise ship, including any type of travel to and from Mexico, will require a 14-day self-quarantine upon re-entry into the United States. Additionally, TD will adhere to the government-mandated travel bans set in place for TexasArizonaand Colorado. TD will implement additional travel restrictions as needed.
  2. All work-related air travel is currently prohibited.
  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. Continue to "Lead by Example" both at work and even in your personal interactions. A recent study has shown "routine face mask use by 50% or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread, flattening future disease waves and allowing for less stringent lockdown." More details can be found here.
  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. When Partners are Required To Wear Face Coverings:
    1. When a customer dictates stricter face-covering requirements.
    2. If Partner cannot maintain a 6 ft distance from others.
    3. If you leave your designated work area or desk.
    4. If someone approaches you within your designated work or desk.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
  3. SMALL GROUP MEETINGS: Groups may meet in groups of no larger than 10 people max and in areas where Partners can maintain a 6 ft distance. Additional guidelines:
    • Partner will be allowed to remove their face coverings as long as a 6 ft distance is maintained. If 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained, Partners are required to wear a face covering.
    • Minimize the use of shared tools including pens, whiteboard markers, and sticky notes.
    • Provide hand sanitizer and wipes.
    • If food is served, please provide boxed lunches and individual drinks.
  4. 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: The employee should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 72 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. Tylenol, cough suppressants).

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

  8. Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home and/or have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 must stay home and notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidelines for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.

  9. If any Partner is diagnosed with COVID-19, they should follow their healthcare provider’s recommendations as well as notify your 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.