A Return to a New Normal
In some way, COVID-19 impacted businesses, and the construction industry in the state of Maryland became essential. The safety of our valued employees is a priority, and drastic changes were implemented company wide. Approximately 90% of our in-office personnel began working remotely, 100%. While occasional remote working is not unfamiliar to Welch and Rushe, 5-days a week for six straight weeks was an uncommon scenario. In accordance with Maryland’s re-opening guidelines, OSHA and the CDC, we are upholding all in-office safety measures for our employees; this includes but not limited to the implementation of in office social distancing, increased surface cleaning, and close adherence to face coverings while in the office. As a result of our new in-office norms, we are pleased to share that our office personnel are now physically back in the office three days a week. Thank you, team, for your partnership, patience, and trust during those uncertain times. You were missed, and we are happy to see you.
Welch and Rushe’s Response to Covid-19
We remain both vigilant and diligent in adhering to the guidance provided by local, state, and federal experts on all matters related to COVID-19. As information develops, we are proactive in our actions in keeping our employees, our customers, and families safe and healthy. Since we are a part of the construction industry, our company like many others, is deemed essential to the infrastructure of country. As a result, we are taking every precaution possible to protect everyone in accordance with updated protocols from the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). All employees, from the office to the jobsite, are supported in efforts that will keep everyone safe. Welch and Rushe’s COVID-19 mitigation plan includes but is not limited to:
- Advocating for physical/social distancing throughout the workplace
- Reinforcing the importance of proper hygiene from hand washing, sneezing and coughing etiquette, and alternate methods to greet someone instead of handshakes or close contact
- Providing washable and disposable face coverings to everyone
- Restricting outside visitors to the office
- Equipping our tradesmen with appropriate Covid19 PPE and disinfectants for the cleaning of tools and workspaces
- Reducing office personnel to 50% building occupancy and increasing telework
- Increased office cleaning of high touch surfaces
- Regular temperature taking
We remain committed to upholding safety as a top priority even as this pandemic evolves.