Covid-19 Safety Plan

COVID–19 safety plan Frontier Networks Inc. / Frontier Networks Corp.
Date of Issue: October 2020
Revision Date: November 2021

Purpose of the COVID-19 safety plan

Networks Inc. / Frontier Networks Corp. (FRONTIER) has created this COVID-19 safety plan to outline the policies and procedures that have been put in place to protect FRONTIER employees, guests and others entering the business from the potential transmission of COVID-19.

Responsibilities

FRONTIER ownership and management are responsible for developing this plan, including ensuring that adequate resources are available to implement and sustain this program.

All FRONTIER employees and contractors will follow this safety plan as a condition of employment. In addition, all guests must follow this safety plan as a condition of visiting our property.

Don Handapangoda and Marc Ackley are responsible for implementing this safety plan throughout the workplace. 

Employees are responsible for developing, implementing, and ongoing sustainment of the COVID-19 safety plan. If employees have any concerns regarding this plan, they are to bring them to the attention of Don Handapangoda or Marc Ackley.

Identify the risks 

COVID-19 is an illness (disease) caused by a coronavirus. This particular coronavirus is a new virus that was first recognized in December 2019, originating in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that infect animals, and others infect humans. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Symptoms of the disease range from mild to severe and can be fatal. Symptoms can appear up to 14 days after initial exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat and painful swallowing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from person to person in several ways, including:

  1. Droplets when a person speaks.
  2. Coughs or sneezes.
  3. From touching a contaminated surface before touching the face.

The risk of transmission increases the closer you come to other people, the more people you come into contact with, and the length of time you spend with other people nearby. To this point, you must control these interactions in the workplace and help reduce the transmission/spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

We have identified the following areas where employees and or guests may gather:

  • Kitchen, Boardrooms, lunchrooms & washrooms

We have identified the following high touch items of interest:

  • Door handles, Doors, Faucets

We ask that you limit the number of people per area to ONE and ensure an appropriate distance of a minimum of six (6) feet. In addition, we recommend a mask when not working within your workstation. If you cannot safely distance or feel uncomfortable, we recommend wearing your mask.

Control the risks

We have implemented the following controls to limit the number of people in our workplace and ensure physical distancing.

  • Wear masks when in common areas
  • The physical distancing between work areas
  • Hybrid working model (work from home and in-person)
  • Limit the use of boardrooms / 3-4 people maximum in a boardroom, must distance 6ft apart and wear face masks at all time.
  • Hand washing and regular use and availability of hand sanitizer

We have put the following administrative controls in place:

  • If you cross the border or travel on a plane or leave the country, you must work from home when you return up to a period of 10 days. Cases will be evaluated individually and may be allowed to return to in-person work at the discretion of Don Handapangoda or Marc Ackley, which will be case by case.

Daily Health Self-Screening 

All FRONTIER employees must notify Don Handapangoda or Marc Ackley if they meet any of the criteria below.

  1. Have you travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days?
  2. Has Public Health identified you as a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
  3. Have you been told to isolate by Public Health?
  4. Are you displaying any of the following new or worsening symptoms?

List of Symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Anyone answering yes to questions 1-3 must follow the advice of Public Health and not attend the workplace. Likewise, anyone displaying any of the symptoms listed above must not attend the workplace and should call 1-877-543-8931 for further direction from Public Health.

Any worker that receives a positive COVID-19 test result will not be allowed to return to the workplace until they have a negative COVID-19 test result or a note from the doctor stating they are no longer infectious.

If any worker becomes ill at the worksite, they are to wear a mask and report to Don Handapangoda or Marc Ackley. The employee will be isolated from the other employees on the worksite, and if required, arrangements are available to allow you to work from home and isolate. 

We utilize professional cleaners for the office. However, suppose there is a reported POSITIVE; we will deep clean the office, focusing on the area that the employee or guest had come in contact with and, if needed, the building in its entirety. 

Once cleaned, we will allow staff to return when they provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test.