Covid-19 can't be ignored. Is Your Plant ready?
Does your corporation have an official Covid-19 response policy
Does your division/plant have a more specific plan?
Is your union on board? Does it present contract language challenges?
Have your staff already changed their work processes?
Does your work plan comply with OHSA guidelines (in USA), OH&S (Canada), Ontario (Canada), HSE (UK), Worksafe (NZ)? Keep in mind that these government guidelines are not generally specific enough to set up your plant to survive and thrive during this pandemic.
It is likely that all parts of your plant's daily operation need to change once you're at full Covid-19 level. From worker spacing on the machine floor, to maintenance crew overlap, to lunchroom staggering. When your local community is in "Shelter at Home" or 'Lockdown," it's too late to start making these plans.
Newberg Turbo is talking to mills daily and comparing plans from widely different countries and industries. We are ready to contribute to your in-house or corporate task forces quickly.
March 24 Updates