Workplace Safety and Procedures at MI
We have implemented several actions specific to our business meant to address the growing Coronavirus concern.
- Limit business-related air travel through the end of March
- Take steps to reschedule non-essential customer visits and plant tours
- Limit face-to-face vendor and workplace meetings
- Constantly monitor our workplace cleaning standards by following industry best practices and Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations
- Display information from the CDC on virus transmission prevention throughout our facilities
- Place hand sanitizers throughout our facilities
- Postpone training and events for the near term
- Reduce personal communication with high-risk team members
- Adjust break times where possible to limit team member congregation
- Conduct meetings with small groups only
- Postpone interviews
- Replace face-to-face meetings with virtual meetings
- Require team members who recently traveled to or through countries with a Level 4 travel advisory or higher (per the U.S. State Department) to contact their local HR representative prior to returning to work. Please note, the countries initially referenced in the CDC’s Risk Assessment are changing rapidly, so please refer to the State Department’s Travel Advisory Listing to identify all Level 4 countries. View state.gov map HERE.
Enhanced Cleaning Protocols in Common Areas
- During this crisis, we will be utilizing enhanced cleaning procedures throughout our facilities. The cleaning staff at each facility has adjusted to more frequent cleanings of common areas such as disinfecting all high-volume touch points in the hallways, lobbies, waiting areas, foyers, entrances and conference rooms, door handles, panic bars, push plates, light fixtures, time clocks, chair arms, printer touch points, vending buttons, handles and including phones, computer mice, keyboards, desks, tables and chair arms.
Enhanced Cleaning Protocols in Production Areas
- Enhanced cleaning is needed throughout our production areas as well. Supervisors, safety team, and committees will work together with the production team members to provide basic direction and access to supplies.
- Common touch points, such as adjustment levers, start and stop buttons, handles, keypads, keyboards with special care and instruction provided for touch screens. These common touch points are to be disinfected before each shift by each production team members using the below recommended alcohol concentration or bleach mixtures with training provided by the supervisors, safety team and committee members.
How to Clean and Disinfect (per CDC guidelines)
- For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.
- Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
- Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water