Tech-focused Techzimo.com has published this article examining U.S. automakers’ efforts to prevent workers from contracting COVID-19 or spreading it. Some key takeaways:
Ford requires employees to complete a daily, online survey assessing their ability to report to work. They’re required to show an email or text message confirmation that they filled out the survey when they arrive for their shift.
GM is asking that doors be propped open to increase airflow and reduce the number of surfaces workers need to touch. The company recommends that workers use body parts other than their hands to open doors, when possible.
Fiat Chrysler is giving employees a reusable temperature strip to use before they come to work, and the company has implemented a start-of-shift sanitation process for each factory workstation. The company has suspended meetings of more than eight employees.
Also, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council have published this summary of a briefing held this week to share policies designed to keep auto industry employees safe. 5/27/2020