Personal Safety Requirements | GCTC

Personal Safety Requirements

For any employee experiencing symptoms or being tested for COVID-19, please notify Amy Hatfield and copy our Healthy at Work officer, Jamie Younger, on all communications. 

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Wear a face covering (Mandatory)—a mask or a fabric covering such as a bandana. You should provide your own covering; the facility may have a mask available if you do not have your own. Please note that if you do not supply your own and none are available at the College, you can be denied entrance.

Employees seeking an exception for a serious health or safety hazard reason shall request approval from the HR Director. These exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis with consultation from the Healthy at Work Officer, College President and KCTCS General Counsel.

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Gloves are not required, however for your safety, you should wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer after each equipment use. The facility will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are “regularly” replaced.

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You will be asked to self-check your temperature and answer health questions before entering a facility. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.

All facility on-site employees are required to undergo daily temperature and health checks. These checks will be self-administered and performed at home. The screenings will be accessible via a Check-in tile on MyPath. After the screening is completed, employees will receive an email that will approve them for on-site work for that day. Employees who have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider to be tested and quarantine at home as soon as any illness is detected per their provider’s instructions. This includes employees that passed a temperature and health check prior to reporting to work but became ill during the day.

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Social distancing of at least six feet is required in all classrooms, labs, shared offices, common spaces and other locations. Spaces have been modified to ensure this is followed, including removal or storage of furnishings.

Signage has been posted at all facilities in the common areas such as bathrooms, cafes, lecture halls, classrooms, entrances, etc.

Six-foot spacing markers have been added for higher traffic areas. All congregating, vending, break and meeting spaces are either closed or taped off with closed or have been rearranged to ensure proper social distancing.

Healthy at Work Requirements

All employees must complete Healthy at Work requirements training through the normal online training delivery method, SafeColleges. This training is accessed via the Compliance tile in MyPath. Employees will be required to take the training as part of their regular duties. Colleges and System Office may provide additional trainings through alternative means. All employees are required to take the trainings before returning to a facility.

Contractors, volunteers, partner organizations and other interested parties may be asked to view the training materials online.