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The Confer Plastics response to Covid-19

 

We at Confer Plastics pride ourselves on our ongoing response to Covid-19. We began educating our coworkers and building a culture around Covid-19 back in January of 2020, well in advance of federal, state and local governments reacting to the threat.

 

Since those dawning days of the virus’s assault on America’s people and economies, we’ve instituted a wide range of protocols and controls to keep our families, customers, contractors and community safe.

 

Our coworkers deserve a healthy place to work

 

The company has instituted and will be instituting various policies and procedures to protect our coworkers from Covid-19. They include but are not limited to:

 

  • Daily health screenings
  • Access to a diverse testing network
  • Work station modifications
  • Common-area controls
  • Mandated use of PPE
  • Social distancing

 

Confer Plastics has further taken the lead in this regard with the designation of Nick Kocur as our Covid-19 Administrator. His sole responsibility to our organization and our people will be, through 2021 or however long it takes the world to defeat Covid-19, to manage all aspects of Covid-19 control such as creation and refinement of polices, auditing of personnel and procedures, development of work stations, and tracing.

 

Our clients, vendors and contractors deserve a healthy place to do their job

 

Anyone visiting the plant will be able to pursue their economic activity in an environment which affords them protection just as it does our coworkers. But, it’s a two-way street – we have to ensure anyone coming here does not present a health threat to our team.

 

Anyone visiting and entering the facility must:

 

  • Be pre-approved
  • Have an appointment
  • Receive health screening (temperature check and questions regarding exposure)
  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing

 

Our customers deserve a healthy supply chain

 

All of these controls help ensure not only a healthy workplace but a healthy supply chain as well. All of the controls we’ve instituted should prevent the spread of disease in the plant ensuring we don’t have downtime related to an outbreak. It also gives our customers peace in mind in knowing that they are buying products from an employer that has the best interests of their employees in mind.

 

Understand that, despite our efforts, there is always a chance that we can have downtime related to a government mandate. During March, April and May of 2020, New York State all but shut down the economy and we were allowed to only manufacture what were designated as “essential products”. This could happen again if future waves of Covid-19 pummel the state or the country in general. If this happens, we will keep customers abreast of what we can and cannot make.

 

Our community deserves to pursue the American Dream

 

We believe Confer Plastics is a part of the community and that the community is part of Confer Plastics.

 

Keeping with that tradition, we’ve been open and collaborative about our response to Covid-19. We have produced a narrative about what we’ve done and why we’ve done it in hopes of helping local businesses develop their own plans to reopen safely and continue to be open safely.

 

The most recent version of this document can be downloaded here:

 

Confer Plastics Action Plan

 

If you have any questions or concerns about our coronavirus response, please feel free to contact:

 

Nick Kocur, Covid-19 Administrator
716.693.2056 (x 222)
nick@conferplastics.com

 

Bob Confer, President
716.693.2056 (x 221)
bob@conferplastics.com