GreenCitizen COVID19 Health and Safety Plan

GreenCitizen COVID19 Health and Safety Plan

We at GreenCitizen want to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients while continuing to offer world-class electronics recycling services to the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to best protect our customers and staff, we have implemented some new policies and procedures.

  1. Temperature screenings of employees
  2. Sanitize all handles, carts, equipment before using again
  3. Wearing masks and gloves
  4. 6 foot social distancing with customers
  5. New procedures for contactless pickups, drive through drop-offs and Mail-In Recycling.
  6. Barriers installed for physical separation
  7. Paperless receipts and contactless payment systems

If you have any questions about our plan or would like more information, please read the extended version below or contact:

GreenCitizen, Inc.
By Mail: 1831 Bayshore HWY, #2, Burlingame, CA 94010
By Phone: +1 (650) 493-8700
By Email: Info@greencitizen.com

Extended GreenCitizen COVID19 Health and Safety Plan

GreenCitizen takes very seriously the health and safety of our employees. With the spread of the coronavirus or “COVID-19,” a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, GreenCitizen must remain vigilant in mitigating the outbreak. We are a proud part of the waste-management and recycling industry, which many have deemed “essential” during this Declared National Emergency.

In order to be safe and maintain operations, we have developed this COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan to be implemented, to the extent feasible and appropriate, throughout the Office and at all of our job sites. We have also identified a team of employees to monitor the related guidance that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) continue to make available.

This Plan is based on information available from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development, and is subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials. The Company may also amend this Plan based on operational needs.

I. Job Site Protective Measures

A. Office Specific Jobsite Safety Precautions

Removed air-powered hand-dryer from the bathroom and replaced it with clean paper towels. Signs in Restroom promoting good hygiene.
All employees are required to wear surgical masks or facial covering at office or at the customer sites.
Visual Spacers placed on the floor indicating 6 feet in compliance with Social Distancing Guidelines.
To better-provide customers and staff with the ability to decontaminate, an additional Hand Sanitizer dispenser will be placed outside the facility entrance for disinfecting before entrance.
GreenCitizen has installed a Plastic Barrier at POS terminal to limit exposure to others.
Paperless Receipt: A digital receipt which details what was picked up, as well as any charges, is emailed to the customer after completion. Carbon Copy receipts available by Mail.
Contactless Payment Options – Ability to pay for services beforehand.
the number of people allowed inside the storefront at any given time.
Temperature Screenings for client-facing employees, conducted daily.
Installation of extra fans at the office to increase ventilation and air flow through the facility.
Physical partitions or barriers installed to further protect staff from one another and continue to promote social distancing.

B. General Safety Policies and Rules

Any employee/contractor/visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave the jobsite and return home. A minimum 14-day quarantine period will be required before said employee can return to the jobsite.
If an employee has tested negative, but still feels he or she has symptoms, They need to get a second opinion from their primary doctor for clearance. If he or she has Kaiser insurance, please go to Kaiser and see the primary physician to get a clearance to come back to work. The $75 co-pay will be reimbursed by the company.
Safety meetings will be by telephone, if possible. If safety meetings are conducted in-person, attendance will be collected verbally and the foreman/superintendent will sign-in each attendee. Attendance will not be tracked through passed-around sign-in sheets or mobile devices. During any in-person safety meetings, avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people and participants must remain at least six (6) feet apart.
Employees must avoid physical contact with others and shall direct others (coworkers/contractors/visitors) to increase personal space to at least six (6) feet, where possible. Where box trucks are used, only necessary employees should enter the trucks and all employees should maintain social distancing whenever possible.
All in-person meetings will be limited. To the extent possible, meetings will be conducted by telephone.
Employees will be encouraged to stagger breaks and lunches, if practicable, to reduce the size of any group at any one time to less than ten (10) people.
The Company understands that due to the nature of our work, access to running water for hand washing may be impracticable. In these situations, the Company will provide, if available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers and/or wipes.
Employees should limit the use of co-workers’ tools and equipment. Do not share phones or PPE. To the extent tools must be shared, the Company will provide alcohol-based wipes to clean tools before and after use. When cleaning tools and equipment, consult manufacturing recommendations for proper cleaning techniques and restrictions.
Employees are encouraged to limit the need for N95 respirator use, by using engineering and work practice controls to minimize dust. Such controls include the use of water delivery and dust collection systems, as well as limiting exposure time.
The Company will divide crews/staff into two (2) groups where possible so that projects can continue working effectively in the event that one of the divided teams is required to quarantine. As part of the division of crews/staff, the Company will divide employees into dedicated shifts, at which point employees will remain with their dedicated shifts for the remainder of the project. If there is a legitimate reason for an employee to change shifts, the Company will have sole discretion in making that alteration.
Do not carpool to and from the jobsite with anyone except members of your own household unit, or as necessary for workers who have no alternative means of transportation.
If practicable, each employee should use/drive the same truck or piece of equipment every shift.
CAL-OSHA requires employers to provide water, which should be provided in single serve containers. Sharing of any food or beverage is strictly prohibited and if sharing is observed, the worker must be sent home for the day.

C. Workers entering Occupied Building and Homes

Recycling and maintenance activities within occupied office buildings and other establishments present unique hazards with regards to COVID-19 exposures. Everyone working within such establishments should evaluate the specific hazards when determining best practices related to COVID-19.
During this work, employees must sanitize the work areas upon arrival, throughout the workday, and immediately before departure. The Company will provide alcohol-based wipes for this purpose.
Employees should ask other occupants to keep a personal distance of six (6) feet at a minimum. Workers should wash or sanitize hands immediately before starting and after completing the work.

D. Job Site Visitors

All visitors will be screened in advance of arriving on the job site. If the visitor answers “yes” to any of the following questions, he/she should not be permitted to access the jobsite:
Have you been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
Are you currently experiencing, or recently experienced, any acute respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
Have you been in close contact with any persons who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
Have you been in close contact with any persons who have traveled and are also exhibiting acute respiratory illness symptoms?
Site deliveries will be permitted but should be properly coordinated in line with the employer’s minimal contact and cleaning protocols. Delivery personnel should remain in their vehicles if at all possible.

E. Personal Protective Equipment and Work Practice Controls

In addition to regular PPE for workers engaged in various tasks the Company will also provide the following:
Gloves: Gloves should be 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. Employees should avoid sharing gloves.
Face Coverings: Face Covering must be worn in compliance with Section 5 of the Health Officer’s Order No. C19-12, dated April 17, 2020, or any subsequently issued or amended order.
Eye protection: Eye protection should be worn at all times while on-site.
NOTE: The CDC is currently not recommending that healthy people wear N95 respirators to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, employees must wear N95 respirators if required by the work and if available.

II. Responsibilities of Managers and Supervisors

All managers and supervisors must be familiar with this Plan and be ready to answer questions from employees. Managers and supervisors must set a good example by following this Plan at all times. This involves practicing good personal hygiene and jobsite safety practices to prevent the spread of the virus. Managers and supervisors must encourage this same behavior from all employees. The COVID Supervisor must review SCP protocol with all workers and visitors to the construction site.

III. Responsibilities of Employees

GreenCitizen is asking every one of our employees to help with our prevention efforts while at work. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at our job sites, everyone must play their part. As set forth below, the Company has instituted various housekeeping, social distancing, and other best practices at our job sites. All employees must follow these. In addition, employees are expected to report to their managers or supervisors if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, as described below. If you have a specific question about this Plan or COVID-19, please ask your manager or supervisor. If they cannot answer the question, please contact James, Kao, CEO.

OSHA and the CDC have provided the following control and preventive guidance for all workers, regardless of exposure risk:

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.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette, which includes covering for coughs and sneezes.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

In addition, employees must familiarize themselves with the symptoms of COVID-19, which include the following:

Coughing;
Fever;
Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing; and
Early symptoms such as chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.

If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, DO NOT GO TO WORK and call your supervisor and healthcare provider right away. Likewise, if you come into close contact with someone showing these symptoms, call your supervisor and healthcare provider right away.

IV. Office Cleaning and Disinfecting

Offices and break/lunchroom areas will be cleaned at least once per day. Employees performing cleaning will be issued proper personal protective equipment (“PPE”), such as nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves and gowns, as recommended by the CDC.
Any trash collected from the jobsite must be changed frequently by someone wearing nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves.
The Company will ensure that hand sanitizer dispensers are always filled.
GreenCitizen will clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as work stations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, elevator control buttons, and door knobs.
Vehicles and equipment/tools should be cleaned at least once per day and before change in operator or rider.
The Company will ensure that any disinfection shall be conducted using one of the following:
a.) Common EPA-registered household disinfectant;
b.) Alcohol solution with at least 60% alcohol; or
c.) Diluted household bleach solutions (if appropriate for the surface).

We at GreenCitizen are taking as many measures possible to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients while continuing to offer world-class electronics recycling services to the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have any questions about our plan or would like more information, please contact:

GreenCitizen, Inc.
By Mail: 1831 Bayshore HWY, #2, Burlingame, CA 94010
By Phone: +1 (650) 493-8700
By Email: Info@greencitizen.com


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