The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the flu virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address key concerns.
First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and adopt practices protecting the health of employees, contractors, visitors or other stakeholders, as well as comply with other requirements imposed by or under the OHS legislation.
We plan to achieve this by providing health information and training as well as maintain and monitor health conditions of staff and contractors.
We ask all employees, contractors and clients planning to attend any Loumain project site to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of diseases in the workplace.
Stay home if you are sick.
As an employee or a contractor, you must take care for your own health and safety
Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
Take reasonable care for the health and safety of others around you who may be affected by your acts or omissions.
Co-operate with Loumain supervisors or managers with respect to any actions or advice related to workplace conditions or health and safety.
Loumain management will advise employees to self-isolate at home for 14 days if:
- in the last 14 days they have been in any of the countries listed by the Department of Health and Human Services as requiring self-quarantine
- they have been in contact with confirmed cases of novel coronavirus
Maintain a safe distance
Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues.
Other actions relating to on-site project conditions as well as project supervision and administration:
Loumain will provide cleaning sprays and wipes on project sites and will engage in a cleaning regime or frequently attended common areas and touched communal objects.
Shared PPE equipment will be provided to visitors. Visitors must provide their own PPE.