A Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer with a presence in Indiana is detailing its plan to resume production. Continental Structural Plastics says it has implemented new safety protocols at its facilities in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, OSHA, and the World Health Organization.
Among its many facilities throughout the world, CSP has facilities in Huntington and Grabill.
The new protocols include regular cleaning and disinfecting of all areas in each facility, daily self-health screenings at the beginning of each shift, staggered shifts and breaks, social distancing in break and kitchen areas, wearing masks, and making hand sanitizer available throughout each facility.
CSP says it will also alter work spaces where possible to facilitate social distancing.
“We are taking a very balanced approach to getting back to business while at the same time ensuring our operations are as safe as possible for our employees,” said Steve Rooney, chief executive officer of CSP. “We want our employees and their families to be assured that it is safe to return to work, and that our efforts to protect them will be on-going, so long as the COVID-19 virus remains a threat.”
CSP says all of its employees returning to work will be trained in the new protocols. The company’s Corporate Environmental Health and Safety division will also conduct regular audits to make sure the protocols are being followed consistently.
A spokesperson for CSP says production will resume as the automakers original equipment manufacturers it serves return to work. The Indiana locations could reopen “within the next few weeks.”