It is the policy of Mb Staffing Services to provide a process to maintain, resume and sustain business operations as a result of a pandemic event. All employees have access to this plan to ensure continuation of services in the event of a major disruption of operations.
To prevent, reduce the spread, and mitigate/minimize the effects of a Pandemic event while providing staffing services.
This Plan will be updated annually and when training exercises, emergencies, or other sources of information show that plan edits are needed.
Mb Staffing Services as an employer will ensure that all mandatory regulations of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are followed. The OSHA General Duty Clause states that (1) “Each employer shall furnish to each of its employees a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees and (2) shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.”
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that the survival times for “Influenza“ particles on surfaces would be 8 to 12 hours on paper and cloth, 24 to 48 hours in ambient temperatures on non- porous surfaces such as doorknobs, counters, desks etc., and up to 72 hours on wet surfaces. Using these facts, Mb Staffing Services will request that all owned locations are cleaned and disinfected by contractors to the recommended standards set forth by the CDC and WHO (World Health Organization). The CDC recommends during a pandemic that normal cleaning procedures with use of detergent cleaner when applicable and disinfection with alcohol-based products that have type A influenza kill claim, should be used.
Mb Staffing Services’ employees are instructed to follow all preventative guidelines issued by the CDC and WHO as well as any additional guidelines or procedures outlined by the client, they are assigned to. Due to the nature of services provided, clients’ procedures during a pandemic event will be primary if they meet OSHA, CDC, and WHO’s minimum requirements for pandemic control.
Mb Staffing Services will request cleaning contractors for owned locations to employ standard cleaning procedures that are nationally recognized and suitable for the identified pandemic. Any special procedures outlined by effected areas of owned locations will be adopted as an appendix to this plan.
Employees are trained to use precautions: e.g., directing employees to follow proper hand washing techniques and reporting of direct exposure to identified pandemic contagions. Employees are educated on how the virus is spread; what the symptoms are of the virus; what to do if they have the symptoms; to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth; and to avoid coming into contact with individuals who are ill. Ultimately, Mb Staffing Services trains its employees on potential exposure as part of its regular suite of trainings. Employees are also trained on the individual guidelines and requirements set forth by the individual client.
In times of elevated pandemic threat, Mb Staffing Services will issue specific guidance to employees in the form of refresher training that includes the specifics of the current pandemic, any special control methods, and/or requirements of the client.
Mb Staffing Services realizes that as the severity of the situation increases, it will have to continue its planning efforts to meet the demands of our clients. This will require effective, frequent communication with the client to tailor Mb Staffing Services’ response to the specific client need.