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This plan has been created specifically for the purpose of establishing guidelines for all Apex Aviation employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Apex Aviation is taking immediate actions to reduce the possibility of contamination and/or the spread of the virus.  It is extremely important and required that all Apex Aviation employees adhere to this plan.

The goal is to protect the safety of our staff as well as others. These guidelines have been established to prevent infection and transmission of this virus to staff through contact with other staff, family members, contractors, vendors, clients and other members of the public.  Other risk factors may include individuals 50 or older, or those who have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, severe obesity and other underlying conditions.

Apex Aviation will adhere to all recommendations and guidelines that are disseminated from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Nevada State Department of Health, and other guidance from other city, state or federal authorities.

The health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance and will continue to be our top priority.

The Apex Aviation Leadership team during this crisis, will manage and perform the following:

  • Anticipate and prepare for any risks to our health.
  • Evaluate risks and their impact on employees.
  • Immediately mitigate any risk.
  • Re-evaluate risks frequently.
  • Disseminate information to all employees in a timely manner.
  • Ensure management/leads are briefed if guidelines change.
  • Select, implement, and ensure employees use controls to prevent exposure, including creating physical barriers to control the spread of the virus; social distancing; appropriate personal protective equipment; good hygiene, and cleaning supplies.
  • Record COVID-19 work related cases in accordance with OSHA requirements. Conduct an investigation and implement measures to prevent recurrence as feasible.
  • Take any new steps to protect employees from illness.

Basic Infection Prevention Measures:

  • Avoid exposure to the virus by limiting contact with others and maintaining a social distance of 6’ away from others on job sites, gatherings, meetings and training sessions.
  • Wash hands regularly and after handling tools, equipment, touching any surface, doorknobs, buttons, light fixtures, after coughing, sneezing, blowing nose or after any time spent in a public space. Wash hands with hot water and soap for 20-30 seconds at a time.
  • Use alcohol sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) intermittently throughout the day.
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, ears, mouth or face before thoroughly washing your hands.
  • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the restroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or cloth or garment while tilting your head downward; or do so into your elbow.
  • Discard any tissue used for wiping face, nose mouth or eyes in trash cans provided throughout the site.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces, tools and equipment regularly with bleach or bacterial disinfectant.
  • Do not take breaks in the break area if you cannot maintain 6’ distance. Rotate use of microwave, kitchen, etc.
  • Stay home when not required to be at work. Do not congregate at any event, gathering, party, or other non-essential establishment other than a food market, pharmacy or health-care facility.
  • Monitor yourself for any symptoms such as a fever, cough, or respiratory difficulty.
  • Do not interact with delivery personnel, or touch public devices with bare hands. Wear vinyl, latex, nitrile or work gloves at all times except do not use the same gloves when eating.
  • Don’t shake hands when greeting others.

Actions To Take If You Are Sick:

  • If you are experiencing the CDC identified virus symptoms, such as coughing, fever, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath, contact your physician or your local Department of Health to be screened and if appropriate, be tested for the virus. STAY HOME. DO NOT GO TO WORK!  If mildly ill, most infected persons recover at home.
  • Notify your supervisor immediately if you are sick, and/or experiencing any of the symptoms described in #1.
  • Do not visit public areas.
  • Do not take public transportation.
  • Wear an approved face-mask or N-95 respirator when in public to avoid transmission to others.
  • Contact a physician or your local Health Department to be screened via telephone and if necessary, be scheduled for testing and/or treatment. DO NOT VISIT an emergency room.
  • Do not visit a physician without an appointment and guidance from such physician.
  • Isolate yourself from your family members and use a separate bathroom and bedroom.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue and discard in plastic bags; or cough into your elbow and always away from others.
  • Take all precautions to maintain a clean environment including the washing of hands, disinfecting touch-points such as doors, handles, tools, equipment, counters, phones, etc.
  • Stay a minimum of 6’ distance away from others.
  • Do not share clothing, sleeping quarters, utensils, glassware, towels, bathrooms, etc., with any family member.
  • Maintain electronic communication with physicians, family members and your supervisor as to your status.
  • If you experience warning signs that reflect any of the following, seek medical attention immediately by calling 911:
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Pain or pressure in chest
    • Bluish lips
    • Confusion
  • Do not return to work unless: you have no fever for at least 72 hours (without using fever reducing mediation), any other symptoms are gone, and at least 3 days have passed since a physician has given you medical clearance to return to work.

Safe Work Practices:

  • Provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol for worker use.
  • Provide disinfectants, and disposable towels for workers to clean their work surfaces.
  • Require regular hand washing or using of alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Workers must always wash hands when they are visibly soiled and after removing any PPE.
  • Signs should be posted throughout the site with COVID-19 information, and preventive measures.

It is imperative for each and every one of us to heed the instructions in this plan to avoid and eliminate infection.  Apex Aviation is committed with the world to eradicate this virus by taking these steps and following guidelines by Government agencies.

We are in this together, lets all work together to protect ourselves, our coworkers and family.