COVID precautions are repetitive, but necessary

Do COVID-19 precautions have you down? Feeling like Groundhog Day with the same zoom calls, same view out the window, same pants since last week? With limited distractions to break up our routines, it can get repetitive. However, we urge you to remain diligent as you focus on your safety and health. Here is how we are continuing to stay safe.

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At Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. we take the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, and clients very seriously. With the spread of the coronavirus or “COVID-19,” a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. will remain vigilant in mitigating the outbreak.

Superintendents are trained and responsible for the implementation of Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan. Subcontractors are to follow these guidelines to assure safety of everyone on site.

Subcontractors, vendors, delivery persons and all other visitors must go through COVID-19 prescreening each day. The prescreening includes a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check. It assures people are not symptomatic and have not been exposed to someone who is sick with COVID-19. The questionnaires are completed digitally to lessen contact.

Facial coverings, that covers the nose and mouth are to be worn at all times while working in an enclosed structure. Social distancing to be strictly followed. Subcontractors are encouraged to implement additional engineering controls to help keep the social distancing requirement whenever it is possible (e.g., only one person in the scissor lift, change work practices).

Meetings are held remotely. When it is essential to conduct a meeting on site, it will be limited to 10 people. The number of people on the jobsite will be restricted only to those necessary to work. Breaks will be staggered.

Hand washing and sanitation stations are available on all Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. jobsites. Workers are encouraged to wash/sanitize their hands when they arrive on site, when they leave site, after using the bathroom, before and after eating. Sharing of tools are highly discouraged. Frequently touched surfaces will be regularly disinfected.

Workers who appear or are known to have symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to immediately leave or not to report to the jobsite and seek medical attention. People who might have contact with the person suspected to have COVID-19 will be notified. Work to resume after the disinfection of the entire site to assure safe return of all personnel.

Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. is committed to sustain providing a safe workplace. Early implementation and the continuous efforts of controls to prevent COVID-19 were successful to achieve this goal.

These are just a few of the things we continue to do in our efforts to deliver safe and healthy projects to our clients.Groundhog Day Masks


Matt Frank

Director of Business Development at Fortney & Weygandt, Inc.