Yes, these are indeed trying times for everyone globally. As a community, we are redefining the new social norms with an impact on the economy with which to create new business guidelines that will affect businesses as we know it.
Staying safe while conducting business today is a challenge, to say the least, but many businesses, including Euro Design Build, have decided to continue our operations. With a great deal more care, careful planning, education, and creative scheduling of our trades and craftsmen, we can continue doing the work we do best in your homes. No, our business is not doing business as usual. Instead, we are carefully planning our daily routines with extreme measures designed to ensure the safety of everyone while we continue to serve the community and individuals with needs in the “life improvement” business. Our commitment continues to be renovating the many spaces of your homes and we’ll continue to evolve our business to do so.
We have added detailed and critical safety measures in place for our team of craftsmen and are scheduling work in shifts for specific trades; one trade working in a space at a time with safety measures at each station.
Our showroom remains open, but by appointment only and to one family at a time. Yes, we are making time to care for each family’s unique needs, even while living through this crisis. Simply because we know this too shall pass. We will soon be back to business as usual, serving you with our exceptional range of renovation and remodeling services, products, and scheduling.
COVID-19 Prevention and Work Practice Controls:
General Job Site / Office Practices
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection. To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2external icon, the cause of COVID-19, and are appropriate for the surface.
- Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used tools and equipment on a regular basis.
- This includes other elements of the job site where possible.
- Employees should regularly do the same in their assigned work areas.
- Clean shared spaces such as trailers and break/lunchrooms at least once per day.
- Disinfect shared surfaces (door handles, machinery controls, etc.) on a regular basis.
- Avoid sharing tools with co-workers if it can be avoided. If not, disinfect before and after each use.
- Arrange for any portable job site toilets to be cleaned by the leasing company at least twice per week and disinfected on the inside.
- Any trash collected from the job site must be changed frequently by someone wearing gloves.
- In addition to regular PPE for workers engaged in various tasks (fall protection, hard hats, hearing protection), employers will also provide:
- Gloves: Gloves are worn at all times while on-site. The type of glove worn should be appropriate to the task. If gloves are not typically required for the task, then any type of glove is acceptable, including latex gloves. Gloves should not be shared if at all possible.
- Eye protection: Eye protection should be worn at all times while on-site.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor and stay home—DO NOT GO TO WORK.
- Sick employees should follow the CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
We have implemented all of these measures and more in our daily routine of doing work in our effort to keep you and everyone associated with your project safe.
We are here to serve you and look forward to hearing from you.
Melinda Dzinic, MCKBR, CR, UDCP