This is a copy of our developed policy in an effort to mitigate risk from the Corona virus: This has been distributed to our employees, and this in an effort to make it available to those who work with STC:
It’s going around and no-one wants it. We’re laying down some rules to try and prevent the spread of it.
- Admittance to our facility shall be limited to employees only. Non-employees shall not be permitted on premises without prior consent of management. This includes customers, salespeople, quality personnel, family members, friends, and delivery persons. Only employees allowed inside the building.
- There shall be a receptacle maintained outside the shipping door for deliveries and outgoing packages All deliveries to be left in receptacle outside of the building. Recommend that any delivery services contact us prior.
- All doors to remain closed at all times.
- Employees should maintain “social distancing”. This means:
- Maintain a minimum distance from others of 4 feet
- Avoid physical contact.
- Communication should be limited to the maximum necessary (i.e. business related)
- WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY. This and social distancing are the best way to avoid getting any virus. You will not get corona virus from a tool, but you could get it from a tool that someone who has corona virus recently handled. Viruses travel well in airborne moisture, like a sneeze or cough. If an infected person sneezes over a surface (such as table, door handle, machine door handles), the virus can linger on these surfaces for hours. Use common sense.
- At the end of shift, take 5 minutes to wipe down machine door handles. Diluted simple green, citrus cleaner, windex and Lysol will be ok for this. It would be a good idea to do this first thing in the morning.
- Any employee who knows they have been in contact with a person, who has been exposed to the Coronavirus, must self-quarantine themselves (i.e. Do Not Come to Work).
It’s important to remember that while currently the risk is remote in this area, there is a good chance that this will get worse before it gets better, and this is an effort to prepare for it and mitigate risk as much as possible.
It should also be noted that the great majority of people (98%) will experience the conditions of a bad flu and recover just fine. The chances that it will kill you remain small, and if you stay well hydrated with lots of fluids and take vitamin C regularly, you will go a long way in protecting yourself.