As we begin fully resuming company operations, this plan identifies the protocols MAGNUM has established and will enforce in an effort to protect our staff and clients from the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
These practices are mindful of all MAGNUM employees, and of our clients by prescribing cautious handling procedures of company rental and sales products, as well as safety protocols for crew hired for installations and operations. We will also extend these standards to new delivery and receipt practices.
The following standards are company-prescribed and mandated as policy by The MAGNUM Companies. This plan will be distributed to all MAGNUM employees, who will acknowledge their receipt and their full understanding of these policies by signing and returning the document to MAGNUM Human Resources before returning to work.
All employees will be provided with a mask and gloves to wear at all times during working hours. Each employee will be given a demonstration of proper mask-wearing procedures, and will sign off that they understand how to wear a mask and agreeing to wear the mask while performing all work tasks.
Company provisions for necessary safety supplies and protocols is accompanied with useful information aimed to ensure the safety of our employees outside the workplace, to be compliant with CDC safety guidelines, to follow the advisement of State Departments of Health, and to apply additional findings with our extensive research beyond these government agencies.
MAGNUM disseminates these “personal guidelines” to its employees, and, where appropriate, to our clients via website and posted notices. This effort aims to promote awareness of good practices outside the work environment as prescribed by official agencies, in order to help minimize the spread of infection within the company environment. Information toward safe hygiene in the workplace is also provided and enforced.
COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. COVID-19 can live for hours or days on a surface, depending on factors such as sun light and humidity. Physical distancing helps limit contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces.
Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community.
All MAGNUM employees are required to follow social distancing guidelines to the best of their abilities while working.
MAGNUM will educate all employees on the following and provide all necessary materials to exercise these practices.
MAGNUM employees are REQUIRED to stay home if they are sick.
Workplace Hygiene Practices Effective Upon Opening:
All MAGNUM locations will continue to practice safe social distancing, inside and outside buildings, in the parking lot, and in common areas.
All shop equipment will be sanitized upon being returned to the warehouse with a CDCapproved disinfectant.
When equipment is rented, it will be sanitized before leaving the warehouse.
All employees, visitors, and crew working in any MAGNUM office or job site are encouraged to use company furnished CDC-approved disposable disinfectant wipes to wipe down all surfaces, phones, keyboards, desks/tables, whiteboard markers, and computer monitors before work starts and on regular intervals, during breaks and lunch.
Workers with offices with closing doors should close their doors as much as possible. Visitors to any office with a closed door should maintain social distances when conversing inside an office.
Workers with office cubicles whose walls are 40-inches or higher should minimize interactions over the cubicle walls and wear their masks when leaving/returning to their cubicles. Workers are also made aware to minimize contact with cloth cubicle walls and use company-provided hand sanitizer frequently.
Shared office equipment (copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines) have CDC-approved disinfectant wipes next to each machine. Signs are posted on the devices to “Wipe the control panel BEFORE use”.
Printed documents must be picked up immediately by the person printing it.
Use of conference rooms are discouraged at this time if the number of participants prevent compliance to the 6 feet physical distancing radius. Instead, the use of individual video conferencing via company-approved, secure applications is preferred.
Conference room seating will be reduced to allow physical distancing if the conference room absolutely must be used.
All touched surfaces such as speakerphones, remote controls, HDMI connectors, etc. must be disinfected as part of the nighttime cleaning. Conference users must use the company-provided disinfectant wipes to wipe down devices at the beginning and end of each session.
Visitors must wear proper PPE masks. Visitors may request PPE, if necessary.
The break room is not to be used in the same manner as before. Individuals are reminded not to loiter in the break room. Break and mealtimes are staggered to prevent congestion in sitting areas.
Individuals’ lunches and beverages may NOT be stored in the refrigerator; instead, personal coolers stored at their work area is acceptable. Meals and snacks should be eaten away from high traffic areas with consideration of physical distancing requirements.
All refrigerators will only be used to chill individual sealed beverages. Personal food items even in plastic sealed containers cannot be stored in the refrigerator.
In general, because of the high-level of foot and rolling stock (forklifts, scissor jacks, etc.) traffic in a semi-enclosed location, all employees, customers, vendors working inside and outside the warehouse MUST wear PPE.
All warehouse handheld equipment and touchscreen equipment must be wiped at beginning of shift, during breaks at the minimum.
All MAGNUM personnel working in the loading dock must rigorously adhere to and be monitored in the use of PPE, particularly since the majority of this type of work is team-based. Activities such as loading/unloading, check-in, testing, moving, storing, palletizing equipment counts in often congested/high traffic staging areas necessitates use of the full set of PPE.
Customers and production crews will be asked to wear the PPE to protect themselves and to comply with their production companies protocols.
Non-MAGNUM transportation providers will be required to furnish their own PPE. At the minimum they must wear a face covering and minimize their time inside the building.
All equipment received into any operation will be isolated inside the warehouse. The equipment is then properly sanitized.
The terms “returns” and “received” are defined by all of the following conditions:
No equipment received into warehouse will be replaced to the shelf or any other storage area until it is properly cleaned with the appropriate method(s). Employees who sanitize equipment are advised to immediately wash their hands.
To be signed by all MAGNUM Employees
Posted at all building entrances
To be posted throughout offices and warehouse
To be posted throughout offices and warehouse