According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Infected people can spread Covid-19 through their respiratory secretions, especially when they cough or sneeze, which land on numerous surfaces including paperwork.
The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to change social and business norms in order to reduce the spread of the virus. According to Virginia Health Department, there were 1,484 Covid-19 cases on April 1. By May 1, there were over 16,000. The CDC now estimates that Covid-19 will actively be spreading for the next 24 months.
Frequent washing of hands, cleaning surfaces and other guidelines are a challenge on construction sites. A major factor in reducing the possible transfer of Covid-19, by reducing paper tickets on project sites and other paperwork in the office.
Mettler-Toledo and Fascile are working together to bring a contactless process, from scale to payment to the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel project, HRBT project and other projects throughout the world.
In order to lessen the risk of spreading potentially harmful germs and viruses, recommend that all persons wear a mask and safety glasses for the safety of themselves and others.
Truck drivers should also follow this recommendation. This adjustment will be difficult and most definitely will not be followed 100% of the time. Truck drivers are primarily alone in their cabs where they will probably not wear masks during most of their workday exposing paperwork, truck tickets and other items to what occurs in the trucks.
For more information please see this recent article in Tunnel Business Magazine