Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kirlin Design Build’s Response to COVID-19

We are facing a truly unprecedented situation as the global COVID-19 pandemic affects our families, homes, communities, and businesses.  During this difficult time, we at Kirlin Design Build (KDB) are committed to ensuring safe compliance with Federal and State orders/guidelines.

As construction has been deemed an essential and critical infrastructure by local and state governments, KDB will continue to operate in accordance with local health and community guidelines as shelter-in-place orders go into effect nationwide.

In this evolving situation, we continue to take every precaution to protect our workforce and minimize the risk of virus spread on our jobsites.  KDB has implemented protocols and response plans to manage the COVID-19 risk.

Travel Restrictions

Business Travel

KDB has implemented a 100% restriction on all business travel until further notice.

Personal Travel

Employees are to notify the company of any plans of personal travel.  Employees will not be permitted to return to the project site or reassigned to another site for at least 14 days from the date they depart any of these locations and only if they are symptom free after the quarantine period:

  • Employees who have been to a Level 2 or 3 location listed on the CDC Alert List or a cruise within the past 14 days.
  • Employees who have had close contact with an individual that has traveled to a CDC Level 2 or 3 location or a cruise within the past 14 days

KDB Offices

KDB has instituted mandatory full-time remote working for all office personnel.

Project Sites & Personnel

The following social measure protocols have been implemented at all KDB project sites:

  • Suspend all group tool box talks and replace with handouts to communicate safety information.
  • Suspend all stretch and flex programs when done in large group format. Program may continue when sufficient space is used to create no less than 6’ spacing between employees.
  • Assign tasks so the same workers continue working together day after day versus partnering different workers to help contain and minimize potential exposure.
  • Assign tasks to minimize job site work area exposure and advise workers to not walk to areas non-essential to tasks
  • All break, lunch, transit locations should maintain 6’ distance between
    employees.
  • Do not shake hands or hold informal social conversations in close contact.
  • When work assignments require individuals to be in a proximity of less than 6’ at least 1 employee shall wear a protective face shield or mono-goggles.
  • 100% compliance with PPE.  Gloves and glasses are to be sanitized at least once per day.

Environmental Cleaning

Continuing to keep our sites clean and organized is a critical factor in maintaining safe work environments. These practices will also aid in the containment and reduction in the spread of viruses and we have implemented the following measures:

  • Frequently wash hands during the day using soap and water or hand sanitizer (60%+ alcohol)
  • It is recommended that employees remove work clothes prior to entering their home upon the completion of the workday and immediately washing to avoid potential contamination.
  • Routinely clean all tools.
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs.
  • Use effective store-bought cleaning agents and follow the directions on the labels for use or a 10% bleach/water solution if store supplies are unavailable.
  • All common lunch or break areas should be cleaned multiple times throughout the workday.
  • Project trailers/offices to be cleaned 2x daily.
  • No communal food will be permitted until further notice.

Employee Work Restrictions

All employees are required to notify HR and Safety if any of the following are true prior to returning to work.  In some cases, the employee will be required to self quarantine for 14 days at the discretion of KDB.

  • Have been, within the previous 14 days, to a Level 2 or Level 3 location or taken a cruise. 
  • Are planning to travel to a Level 2 or Level 3 location or take a cruise.  
  • Have had close contact (within 6 feet and for more than 3 minutes) with an individual who was in a Level 2 or Level 3 location within the past 14 days. 
  • Have had close contact (within 6 feet and for more than 3 minutes) of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 
  • Have had close contact (within 6 feet and for more than 3 minutes) of an individual who is currently being tested for COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 
  • Have been to a private or public establishment that reported a case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 
  • Have been to a private or public establishment that has reported a suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.  
  • A member of your household is COVID-19 positive.  
  • You or any member of your household is being tested for COVID-19. 

CONTACTS

Questions involving how KDB is handling people related issues?

 

Questions regarding how KDB is mitigating risks and providing safe work environments for our employees?
> safety@jjkllc.com

 

Questions on how KDB might be able to help others with COVID-19 plans or provide design or construction services resulting from this pandemic?
> covidquestions@jjkllc.com