Express Roll Off Dumpsters COVID-19 awareness.
Express Roll Off continues to remain open and operational under normal business hours. Waste management is classified as an essential business, therefore, we adhere to the municipal laws concerning the fight against Covid-19.
What is the risk to U.S. workers?
Health and safety is Express Roll Off’s primary concern for both our employees as well as our patrons. We have employ a fleet of Roll off drivers that have been updated and educated on proper hand washing and safety procedures concerning the coronavirus.
We do encourage our employees to stay home if they do not feel well, have a temperature of over 99 degrees, show any of the signs and symptoms of the virus (this includes a family member or anyone they have been in contact with etc).
Our drivers wear gloves, have hand sanitizer, and surgical masks to protect both themselves and our patrons. We ask that encourage the use of credit card payments over the phone during this time, in order to comply with social distancing. We accept all major credit cards over the telephone, through our dispatch center 321-253-1080. We encourage our customers to have all Rental instructions: such as where to place the dumpster, plywood, roll off doors open, etc. arranged through our dispatch center at the number above, to decrease any contact with our Roll Off drivers. If you must make payment by personal or corporate check, please make arrangements through our dispatch center at the above number regarding where the check can be picked up on the property by our drivers.
Out of respect for our drivers and everyone involved’s safety, please refrain from approaching our Roll Off drivers while they are delivering or picking up a dumpster at your residence or job site. Please relay this message to all of your family or team members. Customer and employee health and safety are our upmost concerns at Express Roll Off Dumpsters.
Please adhere to our rental guidelines when renting dumpsters from us (especially during this trying time) by:
- A. Please do not over load the roll off dumpster - fill level to line only (we must tarp the dumpster to safely transport it- this is required by DOT law).
- B. Please do not block the dumpster with vehicles, gates, or other materials, so that our drivers may swiftly pick up the dumpster and be on his way.
We thank you for your cooperation and for supporting our local business at Express Roll Off
The risk from COVID-19 to Americans depends on characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people; the severity of resulting illness; and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus and the relative success of these measures. The CDC provides detailed information about this topic.
How does COVID-19 Spread?
Although the ongoing outbreak likely resulted originally from people who were exposed to infected animals, COVID-19, like other coronaviruses, can spread between people. Infected people can spread COVID-19 through their respiratory secretions, especially when they cough or sneeze. According to the CDC, spread from person-to-person is most likely among close contacts (about 6 feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19, and investigations are ongoing.
Workers Who May Have Exposure Risk
Workers with increased exposure risk include those involved in:
- Healthcare (including pre-hospital and medical transport workers, healthcare providers, clinical laboratory personnel, and support staff).
- Deathcare (including coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors).
- Airline operations.
- Waste management.
- Travel to areas where the virus is spreading.
Identifying Potential Sources of Exposure
OSHA standards, including those for personal protective equipment (PPE, 29 CFR 1910.132) and respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134), require employers to assess the hazards to which their workers may be exposed.
In assessing potential hazards, employers should consider whether or not their workers may encounter someone infected with COVID-19 in the course of their duties. Employers should also determine if workers could be exposed to environments (e.g., worksites) or materials (e.g., laboratory samples, waste) contaminated with the virus.
Depending on the work setting, employers may also rely on identification of sick individuals who have signs, symptoms, and/or a history of travel to COVID-19-affected areas that indicate potential infection with the virus, in order to help identify exposure risks for workers and implement appropriate control measures.
The OSHA Control and Prevention page provides guidance for controlling exposures among workers with risk.
The CDC provides information about risk assessment for COVID-19.