Coronavirus Statement

Dear Customer, Our thoughts and appreciations go out to each of our customers and their families during these unprecedented times.Capital Machinery System is a business that’s been listed as essential for critical infrastructure. Our business and facilities are up and running, and our infrastructure teams continue to be there for our customers compressed air and gas needs.

 

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March 16, 2020 Capital Machinery Systems, Inc. (CMSI) is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). While the immediate risk of COVID-19 in the U.S. is considered low by the Center for Disease (CDC), the safety of our team members and our clients is always our top priority. Out of abundance of caution, we have developed a plan to address this issue. Our goal is to ensure the health, welfare and ability of our team to deliver work. This document covers the CMSI Jobsite Protection and Response Plan and your responsibilities in keeping everyone safe, healthy and productive.
Please educate yourself and encourage your peers to be mindful of their surroundings and take basic precautions, as recommended by the CDC to help protect you and others from this virus as well as the annual flu:
  • Engage in regular, thorough handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, ensuring use of warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Please note that hand sanitizer alone does NOT effectively kill bacteria and viruses. It is a supplement to, not a substitute for, proper handwashing. It is also recommended that you dry your hands with paper towels and not air dryers.
  • Stay Home if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your arm when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash (preferably with a lid).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC guidelines related to self-quarantine if you travel outside of the United States. (This is currently 14 days after travel to High Risk – Level 3 countries. Level 1 countries are currently not required to quarantine but monitor their health for 14 days.) A full list can be hound here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
The following FAQs will convey our plan to prevent and respond to the situation, and address questions related to COVID-19 to date. This will be used as a living document, and new information will be added as available.

What will CMSI do immediately?

  • Prevention is the best defense. 
    • Every time we enter a company vehicle we will be wiping down the steering wheel, turn signals, seat belt snaps, heat and radio controls, arm rests and other commonly touched areas with disinfectants and wipes.
    • We will be wiping down all mobile devices, keyboards and work areas at least three times a day.
  • All CMSI personnel will be required to wash hands upon entering any client’s establishment. Additionally, carrying hand sanitizer is encouraged.
  • CMSI employees will not be shaking hands, nor have physical contact in any manner with any of our clients, fellow employees or others.

Our project is embedded with the client. Whose plan should I follow?

Embedded jobsites like healthcare facilities or education campuses need to understand the protocol of the client and follow whichever protocol is the more stringent. Talk with your CMSI Team to determine any additional steps to this plan.

I heard this virus is easily passed. How should that change our routine?

When gathering in large groups, like job planning, safety meetings, lunch hours, etc., individuals will be encouraged to be at a minimum 6’ apart.

Should my employee wear facemasks?

The CDC has stated that masks are more appropriate for individuals who are sick than for those who are well. If you want to wear a face mask, feel free to do so.

I work for CMSI and I’m feeling sick. Should I go to work?

No! Anyone who is sick should stay home. Anyone who is clearly sick will be required to leave work and either go home, or seek medical attention. Do not return to CMSI until you are fever free for 24 hours without medication.

What if I come into contact with someone that has a confirmed case of Coronavirus?

Do not come to work. Notify the General Manager as soon as possible. The General Manger will convey any and all necessary information.

I’m travelling outside of the U.S. Is there anything I need to do?

Any CMSI employee who travels outside the U.S. must advise the General Manger before travelling and follow the CDC guidelines related to self-quarantine upon return.  (This is currently 14 days after travel to High Risk – Level 3 countries. Level 1 countries are currently not required to quarantine but monitor their health for 14 days.) A full list can be hound here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

I’m coughing, breathing is hard and or I have a fever. What should I do? 

Do not come to work. Anyone who becomes sick with an acute respiratory illness suspected to be COVID-19 should go to a medical facility. It is recommended you contact the medical facility in advance of arriving, so they can prepare for your arrival and provide you directions to follow upon arriving. Immediately notify the General Manager if anyone within CMSI, or if another individual is noticed becoming sick with a respiratory illness suspected of COVID-19. The General Manager will convey any and all necessary information.

I tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

Do not come to work. Let the General Manger know right away. Any known company employee, or a known employee of a CMSI vendor or customer who tests positive for COVID-19, or who has been exposed to an individual who tests positive, within two weeks of working around such individuals or on a job site should notify the General Manager. The General Manager will convey any and all necessary information.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, or who has been exposed to an individual who tests positive, will be required to follow CDC’s guidance related to self-quarantine (currently 14 days) and will need to provide a physician’s release to return to work.

If you have questions that have not been addressed here, or have suggestions to make this better, please reach out to CMSI.
 
Thank you for being a part of the CMSI team and helping us keep everyone healthy.
 

 

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