Sound Designs Professional Audio Visual Systems
COVID-19 - Health and Safety
Edits c/o M.D. Casey

COVID-19 Exposure, Preparedness and Operating Plan

Sound Designs (The Company) takes the health and safety of our customers very seriously. In order to be safe and maintain operations, we have developed this COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan to be implemented at all of our jobsites. We have also monitored resources available through the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) guidance on the virus.

This Plan is based on currently available information from the CDC and OSHA, and is subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials. The Company may also amend this Plan based on operational needs.

OSHA and the CDC have provided the following control and preventative guidance to all workers, regardless of exposure risk:

•            Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.


•            Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.


•            Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette, which includes covering for coughs and sneezes.


•            Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


The Company has instituted the following protective measures at all installation jobsites.


A.          General Safety Policies and Rules


•            Any employee/contractor/visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave the jobsite and return home.


•            Sound Designs personnel will avoid physical contact with others and direct employees/contractors/customers to increase personal space to at least six (6) feet, where possible.


•            All in-person meetings will be limited. To the extent possible, meetings will be conducted by telephone.


•            The Company understands that due to the nature of our work, access to running water for hand washing may be impracticable. In these situations, Sound Designs will use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and/or wipes.


•            In lieu of using a common source of drinking water, such as a cooler, staff will use individual water bottles.


B.          Entering Occupied Buildings


•            During this portion of a work requirement, employees will sanitize the work areas upon arrival, throughout the workday, and immediately before departure. We will provide alcohol-based wipes for this purpose.


•            Sound Designs personnel will ask other occupants to keep a personal distance of six (6) feet at a minimum


C.          Face Coverings


Sound Designs has reviewed OSHA’s workplace classification scheme for worker exposure potential to COVID-19. While audio visual work could generally be considered “low risk” for viral transmission, some installation tasks or activities may involve working with others in proximity closer than six feet.


Due to this and CDC recommendations, we are implementing a face covering policy for certain work activities for the foreseeable future and request that all employees/contractors/customers provide similar safeguards.