With the overwhelming coronavirus dominating our lives these days, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a clever idea to help keep local businesses and employees safe in the work environment.
The CV-19 Kit Company, while not a legal nor medical firm, is an innovative company that provides support for businesses and helps organize a COVID-19 “safe and healthy” plan for that particular establishment.
Tracy Marsala, owner and founder of a 30-year labor compliance company rooted in the city of Los Angeles, founded the CV-19 Kit Company at the end of March 2020. As Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered businesses to shut down, they “jumped on the need” and quickly started developing the COVID-19 kit plan.
Marsala is in construction of affordable housing and wanted to do her part to develop a plan to not only keep our construction sites from being shut down, but to “help the lives of families and people in need during this horrible pandemic. We believe in the slogan ‘Shutting down is not an option.’”
The kit includes COVID-19 signage for the workplace or project site, a well-written safety plan, tools and inspection reports to monitor daily symptoms, safety walk throughs, etc.
There is a training inspector log so businesses can assign one or two people as COVID-19 inspectors. When an inspector comes in, the company may then have the “CV-19 Inspector” relay full information and have pre-filled in documents presented to the city/county inspector. This will help companies keep organized and feel safer with compliance needs.