AMS’ safety record is no accident: Workforce safety during COVID #12
Posted by AMS / Friday, November 20, 2020
Recently AMS CEO, Jay Catlin, sent out two messages that touched on COVID-19 Safety during Peak Season. The first mentioned “COVID Fatigue”. The phrase refers to people becoming fatigued by the precautions of wearing a mask and keeping safe through distancing.
He said, “I remind you and implore you all to please stay safe… during your personal time and also within the walls of AMS. Wear your masks, wash your hands, don’t come in if you’re feeling ill or feverish, socially distance (especially during lunch w/ masks off)… we absolutely need to stay strong on the COVID-19 front for everyone’s sake!”
The second message was with regard to new employees. The ads are out there – We’re Hiring at AMS!! Every year when Peak Season comes around AMS brings on new employees to handle a greatly increased workload. This year the new employees will need to fully understand and follow our COVID safety practices that have been established.
In the second message Jay said, “…we will double up on all of our safety practices in addition to controlling the number of people operating at any one time by running double shifts.”
Our VP of Operations, Marco Pelaez, reported the following about the COVID safety training and expectations of new employees, including seasonal workers and temporary help.
Marco said, “We are taking all of the necessary precautions when bringing seasonal employees and temporary help to deal with the spike of orders. Seasonal employees are advised to keep their mask on while they are working, keep their social distancing as they are taking breaks and lunches and wear their mask while at lunch when moving to a different area from their lunch spot area.”
Regarding COVID fatigue, he said, “We are having a meeting with all buildings to remind them about the virus and ask them to keep safe and healthy. We continue sanitizing all work areas where employees are working. We are working with the temp agencies, asking them to remind their employees that they must wear their mask while they are in our facilities. We also advise people that they need to comply with our face mask policy to keep it on while at work.”
AMS has a great safety record and we work hard to keep it that way. Thank you Jay and Marco! Let’s have a super safe Peak Season.