In this COVID-19 Safety blog series, we have talked about providing and requiring personal protective equipment, restructuring assembly lines to accommodate the 6’ rule, putting up barriers, providing more bathrooms, and preventing surface contact with the virus through a vigorous sanitizing schedule among other things.
While we were dealing with work station distancing, we also needed to accomplish distancing in the office, meeting and social spaces. We started scheduling different times for lunch and breaks and we opened up more lunch areas. We located and installed barriers in the lunchrooms so that employees could still sit and eat together while protected and distanced.
AMS has sent as many of the office personnel as possible home to set up an office and work from there. Zoom communication is now being used between the office and warehouse personnel and it is used for all conferences.
We discontinued all non-essential meetings, gatherings, and educational classes for the time being. We also stopped any shared food, buffet, pizza lunches – opting instead to have bag lunches brought in when appropriate. The changes at AMS have been very significant, and they have affected our social and educational life at AMS. We are grateful that our employees have adapted extremely well to the changes, and they appreciate all of the efforts to keep our AMS family safe.
In our next safety blog we will talk about how AMS is handling visitors, vendors and delivery personnel.