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Manufacturing Collaboration Call

Lean transformation - start now

5/1/2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Contact: Sara Wevik

 

Zoom Meeting Information

Friday, May 1, 2020  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Zoom Registration Link - https://usd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdu-qrDgiHt0kmWrAExeF6pZL48b9wWa3

Notes from last week

Heather Springer – Woods Fuller touched on labor and employment laws

One of the biggest questions she is seeing getting from employers is what are they supposed to do with people who want to stay home because they are afraid of getting sick.

  •  If employees do not qualify for the leave, what do you do? In short, they don’t know. In normal circumstances, people who are worried about getting sick or people who have underlying vulnerabilities would not qualify for FMLA and ADA.
  •  BUT in the pandemic world if they can work from home, they should work from home. If they qualify for leave, they get the leave. But if you still have people asking to stay home and they have to be there you can ask for a doctor’s note.
  • In Heather’s opinion, it’s dangerous to force people who have truly documented health conditions to come into the workplace.
  • It’s complicated issues with employee management and PPP.
  • Another common question she gets is as an employer, what do I do with the people I furloughed who don’t want to come back because they are being paid more in unemployment?
  • You can ask for the doctor’s note if an employee says he has an underlying health condition.
  • If people just don’t want to come back to work, that is an employee management issue and you can try to explain to them that you need to pay people so you can get the PPP loan forgiveness.

John Olaecha – OSHA gave an informative short presentation on OSHA resources and guidelines

John works as a compliance assistance specialist who provides information to employers about OSHA regulations. He is a non-enforcement type and is available at Olaechea.john@dol.gov or 720-264-6586 if you have any questions. John gave an overview of how OSHA classified facilities in terms of the coronavirus exposure risk and explained manufacturing facilities are usually in the medium to low risk category. OSHA’s website has a lot of good information on it. www.osha.gov/coronavirus

Eric Christensen – spoke about PPP Phase II tracking and a template their organization  

  • The recording phase of approved expenses for PPP can be difficult to track.
  • ELO developed a “stage two calculator” to help clients enter in information from their lookback period. You can also use it as a tracking device as you are entering in payroll dollars and use it as a guide to maximize loan forgiveness. 
  • Resources – linked on COVID-19 webpage

Spencer Erwin - Body Temperature Technology Update

Explanation Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m-fxsQgt_A&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSA34Q9gRDA&feature=emb_logo

Polling Results

  1. What percentage of your workforce is available to work at this time? 50% of respondents said 100% of their workforce is available, followed by 33% reporting 90% availability, 8% claiming 80% availability, and 3% reporting a minimal amount of staff is working at this time.
  2.  Has your company been able to supply enough PPE for employees? -78% of attendees said yes
  3. Top 3 topics attendees want to discuss next week include – Communicating with Workforce, Cleanliness Policies, and Workforce Absentee Issues
  4. Preferred Format of the Call - the results showed attendees prefer multiple subject matter experts to one subject matter expert with peer-to-peer discussion as the format to adopt going forward
2020-05-01 09:00:002020-05-01 10:00:00America/ChicagoManufacturing Collaboration Call   Zoom Meeting Information Friday, May 1, 2020  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CT) Zoom Registration Link - https://usd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdu-qrDgiHt0kmWrAExeF6pZL48b9wWa3 Notes from last week Heather Springer – Woods Fuller touched on labor and employment laws One of the biggest questions she is seeing getting from employers is what are they supposed to do with people who want to stay home because they are afraid of getting sick.  If employees do not qualify for the leave, what do you do? In short, they don’t know. In normal circumstances, people who are worried about getting sick or people who have underlying vulnerabilities would not qualify for FMLA and ADA.  BUT in the pandemic world if they can work from home, they should work from home. If they qualify for leave, they get the leave. But if you still have people asking to stay home and they have to be there you can ask for a doctor’s note. In Heather’s opinion, it’s dangerous to force people who have truly documented health conditions to come into the workplace. It’s complicated issues with employee management and PPP. Another common question she gets is as an employer, what do I do with the people I furloughed who don’t want to come back because they are being paid more in unemployment? You can ask for the doctor’s note if an employee says he has an underlying health condition. If people just don’t want to come back to work, that is an employee management issue and you can try to explain to them that you need to pay people so you can get the PPP loan forgiveness. John Olaecha – OSHA gave an informative short presentation on OSHA resources and guidelines John works as a compliance assistance specialist who provides information to employers about OSHA regulations. He is a non-enforcement type and is available at Olaechea.john@dol.gov or 720-264-6586 if you have any questions. John gave an overview of how OSHA classified facilities in terms of the coronavirus exposure risk and explained manufacturing facilities are usually in the medium to low risk category. OSHA’s website has a lot of good information on it. www.osha.gov/coronavirus Eric Christensen – spoke about PPP Phase II tracking and a template their organization   The recording phase of approved expenses for PPP can be difficult to track. ELO developed a “stage two calculator” to help clients enter in information from their lookback period. You can also use it as a tracking device as you are entering in payroll dollars and use it as a guide to maximize loan forgiveness.  Resources – linked on COVID-19 webpage Spencer Erwin - Body Temperature Technology Update Camera that uses facial recognition to take temperature and flag if someone is out of current threshold you set up. More information about the equipment - https://www.braasco.com/body-temperature-inspection-systems/ Explanation Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m-fxsQgt_A&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSA34Q9gRDA&feature=emb_logo Polling Results What percentage of your workforce is available to work at this time? 50% of respondents said 100% of their workforce is available, followed by 33% reporting 90% availability, 8% claiming 80% availability, and 3% reporting a minimal amount of staff is working at this time.  Has your company been able to supply enough PPE for employees? -78% of attendees said yes Top 3 topics attendees want to discuss next week include – Communicating with Workforce, Cleanliness Policies, and Workforce Absentee Issues Preferred Format of the Call - the results showed attendees prefer multiple subject matter experts to one subject matter expert with peer-to-peer discussion as the format to adopt going forward (none)
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