CONSOLIDATED WELLSITE SERVICES COVID-19 Response Plans
Given the essential nature of our business in supporting the basic functionality of society, we must carefully balance the protection of our employees and service providers with continuing to operate and providing essential services to the community. This document is intended to provide direction to our employees, service providers, materials providers, contractors and subcontractors regarding how to balance those interests. Compliance with this policy is strictly required across all areas of our operations.
Disclosing the identity of an employee who is ill or any information about the incident is not permissible, except for the very limited purpose of seeking medical assistance for the employee and/or pursuing mitigation measures regarding the illness. Any such disclosure should only be to those individuals who
- would need to know in the interests of health and safety and (ii) agree to keep the information confidential in order to protect the privacy of the patient.
We demand that you respect the privacy of your coworkers and maintain the confidentially of our Consolidated Wellsite Services (CWS) company information at all times. The failure to STRICTLY follow this recommendation will result in CWS using ALL its available options to discipline and enforce full compliance.
Protocol for Responding to an Individual Symptomatic of COVID-19
Key Symptoms and Access to Locations
During operations, all individuals on site must continually monitor themselves and others for COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC has advised to look for three key symptoms:
- Fever of over 100° (F)
- Shortness of Breath
Any individual experiencing fever and/or shortness of breath shall not be permitted to enter a CWS facility or location or, if already on site, must immediately leave the location to seek further medical advice (a “Symptomatic Individual”). Such individual shall not be permitted to return to any CWS location until he or she has been cleared by medical professionals and compliant with the current contractor illness protocol. Additionally, any individual experiencing a chronic or persistent cough should continually self-monitor and/or be monitored for the other two symptoms.
1 Based heavily on recommendations from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk- assessment.html
IMMEDIATE notifications need to be made to a CWS manager or supervisor if any of the following occur:
- An individual attempts to enter a CWS facility or location but is turned away due to having a fever or shortness of breath;
- An individual leaves a CWS facility or location due to developing a fever or shortness of breath while on location; or
- An individual who has visited a CWS facility or location within the prior 14 days who has now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, even if that individual is not showing any symptoms; or
- It is discovered or learned that an individual who had visited a CWS facility or location within the prior 14 days has now tested positive for COVID-19, has become symptomatic or otherwise under observation for suspected COVID-19 infection.
The remainder of this document refers to such individual as the “Symptomatic Individual”.
PLEASE NOTE that these protocols and the immediacy of the required communication is of utmost importance for the protection of CWS operations personnel and all of our other supporting contractors and sub- contractors. The failure to STRICTLY follow this recommendation will result in CWS using ALL its available options to discipline and enforce full compliance.
CWS will follow the Illness Investigation Process Section below to conduct an investigation into the
Symptomatic Individual’s prior activities.
Protocol for Other Individuals Who Had Been on Locations Visited by Symptomatic Individual
Possible exposure risk:
Any persons who, within the prior 14 days, had:
- Worked directly with or within 6 feet of the Symptomatic Individual;
- Having had direct contact with infectious secretions from the Symptomatic Individual (e.g., being coughed on or sneezed on); or
- Having shared an indoor space with the Symptomatic Individual
shall not be permitted to return to a CWS facility or location for at least 14 days since the date of the potential exposure. If such person is already on location, he or she shall wipe down work area and any equipment and indoor spaces he or she had direct contact with and promptly leave the location. Such person shall be permitted to return to our locations if no symptoms appear during that time period or earlier if a medical professional, in writing, has affirmatively deemed the Symptomatic Individual as a non-COVID-19 case. If such person begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19, he or she shall be treated as an additional Symptomatic Individual and the protocols laid out herein shall be initiated.
Note: 6 feet would include traveling in the same vehicle, dog house, sharing hotel room.
To avoid confusion – this includes any and every situation that involves social contact of less than 6 feet.
High exposure risk:
Any individual who:
- lives in the same household as,
- is an intimate partner of, or
- is providing care for a person with any of the symptoms above or who has tested positive for COVID-19
shall not be permitted to access to any CWS facilities or locations until 7 days after the person they’re providing care to has been released from isolation. This means the household contacts will need to remain at home longer than the initial case. If such person begins to experience symptoms of COVID-19, he or she shall be treated as an additional Symptomatic Individual and the protocols laid out herein shall be initiated.
Disclosure of Identity of Symptomatic Individual
For the purposes of conducting the above review to determine exposure, it is permissible to share the name, job description and employer of the individual and that the individual has symptoms, but that information must be kept strictly confidential and not go beyond those individuals needed to assess exposure.
When Symptomatic Individual Can Return to Work
If the Symptomatic Individual was tested positive for, not tested or tested not-positive for the COVID-19 virus, he or she may return to work at a CWS facility or location only after the following criteria are met:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
- improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) AND
- at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Employee must notify CWS management or safety department for authorization to return.
Specific Location Response Protocol
It is mandatory that all employees must put on all required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all areas and in all job functions that require them.
To the extent possible, individuals on site should not enter indoor spaces that reduces their social distance to less than 6 feet unless their job duties require them to be physically present within that indoor space. Office trailers, dog houses, and drillers cabin would be examples of these spaces.
Location Response in the Event of a Suspected COVID-19 Case
If the Symptomatic Individual performed the majority of his job duties in an indoor space(s) or if the Symptomatic Individual was observed by others coughing, sneezing, etc… in an indoor space(s) in the prior 3 days, that indoor space(s) must remained closed to other individuals until disinfected by approved vendor following approved processes, even if such closure would require other operations on the location to be stopped. However, if access to such indoor space is required to shut down operations in a safe and compliant manner, such access shall be permitted, but by as few additional individuals as reasonably possible and while using disposable cotton gloves worn over disposable latex or equivalent gloves and thoroughly wash and sanitize hand afterwards as recommended by CDC.
Note: indoor spaces include the cabs of equipment and insides of motor vehicles.
If the Symptomatic Individual performed the majority of his job duties at a specific outdoor location (e.g. control panel, valve setting, etc..) or was
observed coughing, sneezing, etc… within 6 feet of specific outdoor location, that outdoor location shall remain closed until disinfected by approved vendor, even if such closure would require other operations on the location to be stopped.
However, to the extent that operations can safely be continued without access to such indoor space(s), equipment or locations, the remainder of operations on the site should continue.
Our disinfecting protocol will be broken down into 2 categories - routine and critical. Our routine disinfecting will consist of all vehicles, job trailers, dog houses, common working surfaces, etc. on various active locations. If an individual who is working on any CWS site starts feeling ill, demonstrating the symptoms shown above, the individual will be removed from site. That specific site will then be classified as a critical location. Operations will continue providing the area where the symptomatic person was working can be isolated. The disinfecting crew will mobilize from the routine scheduled locations to the critical pad as soon as possible. The CWS Management and the designated Operational Supervisor will compile a list of equipment areas/surfaces that need disinfected on the critical location. That info will be sent to the disinfecting company and the onsite supervisor. Work in the contaminated area can resume ~15 minutes after the spray is applied. Please note that we require the disinfecting crew to swap out applicable PPE between sites to prevent any cross contamination.
Illness Investigation Process (this information needs to remain confidential)
• Pull site rosters
• Receive employee incident summary (including these details)
o Protect confidential information (employee name) to the extent possible
o What is the individual’s name and title?
o When did the individual start showing symptoms?
o What dates was the symptomatic individual on site?
o Does he/she have a fever over 100° F?
o Does he/she have a cough?
o Is the individual feeling shortness of breath?
• Onsite Questionnaire – question pertain to the last 14 days
o Can you list all the areas you’ve seen this individual spend 5 or x mins?
o Have you been in direct/physical contact with this individual? If so, when?
o At any given time were you working closer than 6’ from this individual? If so, when?
o Referencing question 2 and 3, has this occurred while working inside or outside?
o Where on location did you come within direct contactor or closer than 6’ of the
Have you recently eaten lunch with this individual? If so, when?
o Have you ridden in a vehicle with this individual? If so, when?
o Have you shared a living space with this individual? If so, when?
o Have you shared any common surfaces with this individual – computers, phones, pens, control panels, valve bars, hand tools, etc.? If so, when?
o Have you performed any buddy lifts with this person that required you to be closer than
6’ to each other? If so, when?
o Have you entered any confined spaces with this person? If so, when?
o Have you had any direct contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to an individual that has shown symptoms of COVID-19 but not been tested?
• CWS Management will then start mapping out personnel who are at risk for returning to site
Consolidated Wellsite Services primary concern is the health and well-being of our team members and their families. We also strive to be responsible members of our working community. These preventative steps help us meet both of those goals. We appreciate your cooperation in these trying times.