SUMMARY OF AIRWAYS SYSTEMS COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Whether to come to work:
- As a general rule, don’t come to work sick. In ordinary times, coming to work when you have, for example, a minor cold seems like the hard-working, tough-guy, grown-up thing to do. But during this pandemic, you’re risking the health of your colleagues and our customers. Please, if you’re not feeling well, let us know as soon as possible and don’t go to work.
- If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, you should self-quarantine until you can get yourself tested negative.
- Airways work never requires leaving the country. If you travel to another country or another state, you must follow any applicable federal and/or Illinois quarantine protocols upon return.
On the way to work (foremen and technicians):
- Everyone should wash hands and/or hand sanitize before leaving for work and before leaving the job site unless it’s not possible.
- If you are getting to a job, or to the meet point, by public transportation, you should wash your hands before leaving home.
- Bring your thermometer with you to the job each day.
- Take your temperature before leaving for work. Call off if it is over 100.0 degrees.
In the van (foremen and technicians):
- When techs are being picked up, foremen and techs should take their temperatures before the techs get into the van. Foremen have been provided with no-touch forehead scanners for taking temperatures. No one over 100.0 should get in the van; let the Service Manager know if you are found to be over 100.0 degrees.
- Foremen and techs must use hand sanitizer prior to entering the van. It should be rubbed on the palms, fingers, between fingers, and on the back of the hands. They may use it as needed through the course of the shift.
- Foremen should use the Nemesis product as directed on the label to clean “touch points” in the van daily, or more often as desired. “Touch points” include inside and outside door handles, the steering wheel, gear shift and wiper controls, anything touched on the dashboard, and seats.
- We will not assign more than four people to a van – the foreman and three technicians.
- Everyone in the van must be wearing a mask unless everyone in the van is fully vaccinated.
At the customer site (foremen and technicians):
- When meeting at the job site, take temperatures before going in. No one over 100.0 should enter a job site. Let the Service Manager know if you are found to be over 100.0 degrees. If the crew all checked temperatures before getting in the van, they need no do it again on arrival unless the customer requires it
- Foremen and techs must use hand sanitizer prior to entering the customer site. It should be rubbed on the palms, fingers, between fingers, and on the back of the hands. They may use it as needed through the course of the shift.
- To the extent possible, maintain six feet of distance from colleagues and customers even when wearing masks unless you are vaccinated and the customer site does not require six feet of distance for vaccinated people.
- Wear a mask anywhere indoors at a customer site unless you are fully vaccinated and the customer site does not require a mask for vaccinated people. Wear gloves indoors when needed due to chemical, cut, or other hazards.
- Wash hands and use hand sanitizer as needed during the shift.
- If working outdoors, wear a mask if you cannot maintain six feet of social distance at all times, unless you are fully vaccinated. Wear gloves outdoors when needed due to chemical, cut, or other hazards.
- Wash hands and/or hand sanitize before leaving the job site unless it’s not possible.
- Clean equipment at the end of each shift.
- As with any safety matter, whenever at a customer site you must follow all of the customer’s rules, and if Airways’ rules are more stringent, you must still follow Airways’ rules as well.
In the Airways warehouse:
- Wear a mask when entering the warehouse and while in it at all times, even if alone, unless you are fully vaccinated.
In the Airways offices:
- We have touchless thermometers at the front and back entrance. Office staff, visitors, and delivery people will have to show a temperature of 100.0 or less to enter. We will have an oral thermometer available in the event of a question about the accuracy of the touchless thermometer.
- Masks must be worn in any common areas unless you are fully vaccinated.
- Maintain masking and distance when in anyone else’s office space, unless fully vaccinated, and do not unduly linger in anyone else’s office space. Communicate by phone, or meet in the conference room with 6 feet distance and masks.
- Maintain masking and six-foot distance in the kitchen unless fully vaccinated.
- Sales meetings will continue to be via Zoom for at least the next few months.
- Signs in the warehouse lay out the protocols for back there. The office staff must follow them.
Everyday good hygiene practices for everyone:
- Wash your hands thoroughly frequently with soap and water – at least 20 seconds of washing (and definitely every time you use the washroom)
- Bathe/shower every day
- Wash your clothes (do not wear the same clothes every day)
- Clean your phone once a day – our phones hold a lot of germs from our hands touching them
- Shopping and grocery carts- wear gloves when your shop or wash your hands immediately when you’re finished shopping-same goes for pumping gas in your car
- Try not to touch your face unless fully vaccinated
- Do not share food/drinks/straws with others
- Take your shoes off before entering your home – lots of germs on the bottom of your shoes
- Cough into your arm (not hand) – if you cough into your hand, you spread germs when you touch other surfaces-wash hands immediately if you do this
- Sneeze into your arm (not hand) – if you sneeze into your hand, you spread germs when you touch other surfaces-wash hands immediately if you do this