At Warfel, safety is always our top priority. We are committed to ensuring that our employees, trade partners, suppliers, and Clients leave work each day in the same condition that they arrived. We focus on prevention, going above and beyond OSHA requirements to maintain high standards of safety in each aspect of our business. Each Warfel employee, from laborer to jobsite superintendent, is empowered to hold their teammates accountable.
Our commitment to safety remains our most important focus as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to monitor the development of COVID-19 closely, utilizing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Below, we’ve listed some of the steps we have taken to ensure business continuity, as well as the safety and health of our team members.
Daily Safety Screening
Upon arrival at a jobsite, all Warfel employees, trade partners, and site visitors are required to undergo screening to identify individuals who may be at risk for spreading COVID-19.
Workers are asked if they have:
- A fever
- Experienced any respiratory challenges in the last 48 hours
- Been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who has been tested for COVID-19
- Traveled outside of Pennsylvania in the last 14 days
Any worker identified with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater is turned away from our jobsites immediately. They must self-monitor and report for a minimum of 72 hours of under 100-degree temperature, or have a negative COVID-19 test result before they will be permitted back onto a Warfel jobsite.
Any individuals suspected of COVID-19 symptoms or in contact with someone with COVID-19 are immediately removed from their jobsite. They are required to self-isolate from Warfel projects for a minimum of 14 days.
Maximum Room Occupancy
Each work room (as defined on the architectural drawings) is assigned a maximum occupancy, ensuring that employees can work safely with a minimum 6′ distance between workers. Rooms are taped off once occupancy has been reached to ensure that no additional workers enter the room.
Jobsite meetings are currently being held via teleconference or with a minimum of 6′ between all attendees. In-person attendees are minimized to maximize social distancing. Workers are also required to disperse throughout the site for break time and lunch, with a minimum of 6′ between individuals.
Following the most recent guidance from the CDC, Warfel has implemented universal masking on our jobsites. Cloth masks are being provided to every Warfel employee. We have asked all trade partners to provide a face covering for their employees.
Additional Hygiene Measures
Handwashing stations have been added to all jobsites for worker use. Workers are recommended to wash their hands with soap and water frequently throughout the day and are required to do so a minimum of four times per day. Employees are recommended to minimize the touching of their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Warfel Construction is committed to maintaining open channels of communication during this evolving situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.