Despite the fact that it is nearly impossible to guarantee complete prevention against the spread of COVID-19, the team at Industrial Polishing Services, Inc. continues to do everything we can to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading the virus at our facility in Baja California, Mexico.
We take this situation extremely seriously and have been keeping up to date with the recommendations from the various health organizations throughout the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States and, in Mexico, La Secretaria de Salud (Secretariat of Health). We have implemented close to 100 different COVID-19 safety measures to reduce the risk of contagion or spread of this virus, including forming a safety committee that meets remotely each day.
COVID-19 Health monitoring
Keeping our workers in Mexico and Southern California healthy is key, so we conduct mandatory health screenings for everyone entering the facility. This includes non-contact temperature scanning (upon entering the facility and throughout the day), monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and not allowing anyone with symptoms to enter the facility.
We also have medical personnel on-site to help evaluate health, and make recommendations regarding any symptoms. They also help monitor the health of anyone with conditions that may make them more vulnerable, or place them at a higher risk of severe infection.
Sanitation and social distancing measures
Sanitation is key in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We require our workers to disinfect their hands upon entering the facility, as well as wear face masks and face shields. Social distancing measures are also taken, from separating workers to using plastic shields when physical distance is not possible.
Our company has also installed a disinfectant tunnel for entering the facility, including disinfecting floor mats to clean the bottoms of shoes. We disinfect and clean the area multiple times per day, with a special focus on high-touch and common areas.
Finally, our in-person meetings and visits have been cut down as much as possible. Unless a meeting or visit is absolutely necessary, we have canceled them or conducted them remotely. This includes allowing home office work whenever possible.
Reviews and education
Finally, as more information about the virus is discovered, we remain committed to keeping everyone healthy—which is why we conduct internal and external audits to review safety measures put in place. We also provide education to our personnel about what measures to take to help reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus, both at the workplace and outside.
These are just a few of the safety measures we have put in place to address the concerns regarding COVID-19. We are also doing our part to assist our local community with the fight against this virus, and have therefore donated personal protective equipment to local hospitals and clinics. We will continue to make every effort to support our workers and community as the pandemic continues.
If you have any questions about our COVID-19 safety measures in Southern California, please contact us today.