We have seen changes happening everywhere every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing that has not changed, is W. M. Jordan’s commitment to the safety of our employees, trade partners, clients and the communities we serve. With construction’s critical role in supporting essential infrastructure, as well as the long-term economy of the states in which we operate, we take our responsibility for the safety of our teams very seriously.
Numerous changes have occurred across all W. M. Jordan jobsites and corporate offices. Meetings on construction sites are open-air and limited to ten people. Attendees must practice proper social distancing, including staying six feet apart.
Additionally, educational COVID-19 signage in English and Spanish has been distributed to all job sites. W. M. Jordan construction sites have also been outfitted with additional field hand washing stations, as well as multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the site. We encourage all personnel to use them as frequently as possible.
“The field has really done a good job adapting quickly to changes and procedures put in place to help minimize any issues,” said General Superintendent Dan Matthews.
Much like many other industries, video conferencing has been embraced by our teams. Meetings with clients, architects and engineers have been moved to online conferences or conference calls to minimize in person interaction. WMJ personnel that have the ability to work from home are teleworking to minimize exposure and risk of infection.
Sanitization at all WMJ jobsites and offices has also been increased. There are multiple wipe-downs each day of frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, hand rails, restrooms and lift/elevator buttons.
While we focus on essential safety practices, keeping a positive attitude has also had a great impact on our job sites.
“At the end of the day, it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep everyone safe while keeping us all working and moving forward. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we are grateful and blessed to be considered an essential business and be able to go to work each day,” said Senior Project Superintendent Frank Bliley.
As we adapt to the ever-changing environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our Relentless Pursuit of Excellence while emphasizing the safety and health of our teams.