University of Maine – Engineering Center
Consigli Project # 2067
Emergency Response Plan
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN AND CONTACT NUMBERS
University of Maine Orono
ALL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING 9-1-1
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with the UMaine Engineering Center project #2067
The construction site is located at 168 College Ave, Orono, ME 04469. The location for the project field office will be the office trailers at the Northwest corner of the project site (notifications of any changes will be provided). If otherwise determined, the field office will become the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The following situations are considered emergency response actions and should be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in this plan.
- Serious Injury/Fatalities
- Structural Damage/Collapse
- Weather or Geological Event
- Environmental Incident
- Traffic Disruption
- Utility Damage
- Illegal Activity
- Labor Problems
- Bomb Threats/Military Ordinance Unearthing
- Acts of Terrorism
When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:
• Your location, phone number, and name;
• The location of the incident (building name, floor and room number);
• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);
• The safest route to the incident
Crisis Response Protocol:
- Attend to the injured
- Immediately contact Bryan Kingsbury (508)808-9359
- Post person at front gate, only allow access to emergency responders
- Record names/addresses of witnesses
- Do not allow media on site
- Refer all media inquiries to home office (See “Crisis Response Cards”)
A Consigli designated individual shall wait at the site entrance to escort Emergency Services personnel as they arrive.
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Emergency Contact Names and Numbers
ALL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING: 911
All calls to 911 shall be made by cell phone
City of Orono
Orono Police Department (Non-Emergency) (207)866 – 4000
Orono Fire Department (Non-Emergency) (207)866 – 4000
University of Maine Campus Police (Non-Emergency) (207)581 – 4040
University of Maine Facilities Management (207)581-4400
(water, electric, tell data, hot work permits, sprinkler and fire alarm shut down, etc. etc)
Consigli Construction Co
Superintendent: Steve McPherson (207)650-5207
Assistant Superintendent: Ryan Devoe (207)232-5429
Sr. Project Manager: Jonathan Schiraga (508)400-6916
Safety Director: Bryan Kingsbury (508)808-9359
Safety Manager: Skip Boucher (207)217-7254
Project Executive: Matt Tonello (207)253-5749
University of Maine
Safety: Tom Sukefourth (207)356-2251
Environmental Safety Professionals
Chris Atwood (207)989-6848
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Concentra Health Care
Eastern Maine Medical Center
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations
S.A.F.E.: Staying Accident Free Every Day is the Safety Mission that forms the very foundation of the Consigli Safety Culture. The S.A.F.E. mission, which is supported by technology, (Predictive Solutions internal auditing instrument which identifies and defines leading indicator related information); Leadership (Empowering our team members to assure safe projects); Humanization (Protect the ones you love by protecting yourself); Jobsite Gym (Morning warm-ups, stretch and flex); Training (Integrating sub-contractors into the Consigli Safety Culture); and Lean (nothing hit the ground), is the driving force behind Consigli’ s drive to our vision – ZERO. ZERO is the philosophy that all accidents are preventable, and that no accident is acceptable. The S.A.F.E. mission is the guiding force to achieving the Consigli Safety Vision which is ZERO.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Site-Specific Safety and Health Program is to illustrate Consigli’s approach to identifying project specific hazards and controls and how said risk is managed through a comprehensive Safety and Health Program. This site specific safety plan is used as a project specific supplement to the Consigli Construction Safety Program.
Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site (Logistics Plan): For this project, all deliveries and waste removal shall be coordinated with Consigli. Due to activities of the existing school, deliveries will not be allowed during the following times 7am until 8am and 1:30pm until 2:30pm.: All contractors will be responsible for adhering to truck routes and restrictions plan which will be made available to all sub-contractors.
Add logistics plan for deliveries/truck routes.
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE): All workers will wear hard hats and safety glasses at all times. High visibility vest will be worn when exposed to vehicular/equipment hazards/ traffic. All CCC personnel performing work with their hands shall be required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the task. When not performing actual work with their hands workers will be required to have them available for immediate use… Face shields will be required for all personnel who are performing overhead work, using metal chop saw or any type of metal grinding. All welders will be required to have hard hats with integral welding shields.
Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior CCC approval): All material host related work shall take place during regular business hours of, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm. Any work which may need to take place outside of these hours will need to be approved by the CCC Superintendent. All deliveries must be coordinated with the CCC superintendent with at least 48 hours’ notice.
Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer to the Evacuation Plans attached. All Consigli employees shall attend the Project Safety Orientation. Consigli Construction’s Job Supervisor will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety protocols.
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be on the lawn in front of the access gates to the office trailer lot. (see evac). In the Event of a DISASTER, the Superintendent or Safety director shall instruct the construction workers to leave the site or remain in place and await further instruction. The following steps should be taken in the event of an emergency
When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:
• Your location (Street address, University of Maine, Orono) phone number, and name;
• The location of the incident (building, floor and room number);
• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);
• The name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable); and
• The safest route to the spill (if applicable).
** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.
Pretask Plans: Pre-task Plans, Job Safety Analysis or other similar type shall be conducted prior to all and any operation. Said plan to be reviewed initially with all involved personnel performing that task, signed by all workers including their supervisor and filed on site.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA): A JSA, depending on level of hazard, shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The JSA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor. JSA shall be reviewed weekly, signed by all workers including their supervisor, with all involved personnel performing that task.
Demolition: Prior to the start of demo operations, the contractor preforming demo will confirm that all utilities leading into the area have been made safe. The electrician will disconnect and lock out all electrical, the plumber will do the same with any plumbing lines, and the HVAC subcontractor will do the same on the HVAC piping and duct work. Lock out tag out will be reviewed during the pre-construction safety meetings to assure disconnect and responsibility for protection of existing utilities is safe for any construction activities to commence. Plan at this time is for a total demolition of building to slab on grade. In spaces where some electrical or mechanical must remain live, a color-coding system will be utilized for easy identification of live utilities that must stay active and utilities that must be removed. Any and all utilities spray painted Red are not to be touched and need to be protected during all operations. Utilities spray painted Green are to be removed as part of the selective demolition process only after lock-out/tag-out has been confirmed and utilities tested. If any utilities are unmarked, they shall be considered live. The demo contractor will be responsible for completing CCC demo checklist prior to the start of any work in their target areas.
Excavations: All required permitting will be obtained before any excavating is to begin. If necessary, tabulated data/engineering for shoring and shielding systems will be obtained and available on site at all times when in use. All excavations will be inspected by a competent person on a daily basis. Written excavation inspections will be done if the excavation exceeds 5’.
- Dig Safe Notification – dig safe number will be obtained and posted in the site office.
2.Copies of shoring engineering and tabulated data sheets for all trench boxes or other shoring/shielding systems brought on site will be provided to CCC and be kept in construction office.
**Review Chapter 19 for more detail
Heavy Equipment: All operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA. All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately. All equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe usage and have its operator’s manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.
Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6′ or greater shall be protected by guardrails safety nets or personnel fall arrest systems. this include, but is not limited to, steel erection, roofing, scaffold erection and dismantling, overhand brick laying and pre-cast concrete related work. Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole (cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled. Building perimeters will be protected with some form of fall protection if fall is greater them 6 feet. Cable guard rail system (if used) with turnbuckles to be installed for all straight runs and any straight run over 100 feet. Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole (cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled. At no time are cross braces on scaffold allowed to be used as fall protection. The use of safety Monitors is prohibited.
**Review Chapter 13 for more detail
Work on Ladders: All work on step ladders/straight ladders will be done correctly per manufacturer’s recommendations. Any worker who is on a step/straight ladder at a height at or greater than 10 feet or could be exposed to a fall greater than the height of their work on the ladder or within 15’ of a stairwell will be required to tie off. Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking /working level, also all straight ladders will be tied of when installed for use. Only ladders with a rating Type 1A or 1AA will be allowed on Consigli projects.
Roof Work: Before any work is to begin on the roof it must be determined what sections of the roof will be worked a method of fall protection will be implemented (100% tie off, guard rails, flagging etc. the use of safety monitors is not allowed) Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole (cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled with duct or Pipe riser which extends above the deck. The roof will be made water tight by the end of each shift.
Steel Erection: Steel workers will be required to use fall protection at 6′. Consigli will release documentation when column footings reach 75% of breaking strength. The steel erection sub will be required to submit a detailed erection sequencing plan that illustrates crane locations and capacity of cranes at those locations. Decks will only be turned over for general use after they have undergone an inspection by a member of the CCC safety department.
The steel erection sub will be required to submit a detailed erection sequencing plan that illustrates crane locations and capacity of cranes at those locations. Fall protection will be determined for connectors after pre-construction meeting with sub is held. Fall protection will be required at 6’, at all times during steel erection
Once decking is complete and all required fall protection is installed, CCC will walk the area with the steel erection subcontractor. Provided all required elements of fall protection are in place, CCC will complete and give a copy of the “custody of fall protection” form to the steel erection subcontractor. Maintenance and overall responsibility of the fall protection system will fall to CCC.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms/Material Hoist: All scaffolds/material hoist supported frame, pipe staging and be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it, which will be documented on Inspection tags located at the stair tower/access point to each section. A scaffold/material hoist inspection checklist will be completed prior to the beginning of each shift and filed in the site office. This will be completed by the designated person from each individual contractor must complete an inspection every day the scaffold/material hoist is used by his/her employees. A scaffold inspection guide will be provided to each designated person (upon request) by Consigli Construction to aid them with their inspection. All contractors who will be erect scaffold will provide CCC with certification/Qualification of scaffold erection training as well as an erection/dismantling plan. Fall protection is required 100% during erection/dismantling. Overhead protection will be provided for all access points to any buildings located under any form of scaffolding/material hoist.
Consigli Safety Program requires that all rolling scaffolds (baker scaffolds) be equipped with guardrails when the working deck is above 4 feet. Outriggers are required for all rolling scaffolds when the working height reaches 2x the width of the scaffold.
** Please review chapter 14 for additional details.
Aerial Lifts/Scissor lifts: Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines underground structures/sink holes, covers or any other unsafe condition which cause an unsafe incident. Aerial lift platforms/scissor lifts will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it, which will be documented on Inspection tags for each individual piece which will be filed in the site office. All contractors who will be performing work from an aerial lift will show documented proof of training for all workers who will be using the lift. Steel plates or equipment mats will be placed on the ground above any utility/ steam tunnel/underground vault if there will be Aerial lifts operating on them. Workers will be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift!!
Global Harmonization: All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have SDS provided before being brought onsite.
- SDS sheets on file in Consigli Construction’s Site Safety Plan
- All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.
Fire Protection: The hot work permit program will be implemented for all hot work to be conducted on the project on a daily basis. This will be coordinated through the town as well as Fire Department (if needed). All hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage. 20lb extinguishers of ABC rating will be positioned accordingly through the project.
Flammables will not be stored inside the building or left overnight on the scaffold or in the building. All combustible or flammable materials will be stored in an appropriately rated lockable cabinet located no closer than 50 feet from the nearest structure. Fire extinguishers will be provided for every 3000 square feet. They will be installed on job made stands and conspicuously located throughout. They will be part of the daily inspection with extinguisher log completed monthly. Storage of any acetylene cylinders will be done in a secure and upright area, with good ventilation. This will be a strict no smoking project. All penetrations leading outside of the construction area will be fire stopped using approved fire rated material prior to the end of each shift.
**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.
Electrical: The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any temp lighting that may be needed. They will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures with the towns facility’s department to make safe the work area before demolitions begins There are no overhead power lines in any of the intended work areas. All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis. Any tools with damaged cords or damaged cords must be taken out service immediately. All cords must be equipped with a ground pin, flat three wire cords are not allowed. SJO and SJT or other similarly rated cords only shall be used. Cords must be 12 gauge or better. The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any general temp lighting that may be needed. Subcontractors will be responsible for task lighting in the event that lighting above the OSHA standard is required for a particular work task. The electrician will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures. All temporary power for the project will be installed on protected and dedicated circuits with 100% GFCI protection. GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor to assure proper function with a log book filed with CCC monthly. No live electrical work will be conducted.
Crane Cranes and large hoisting equipment will be extensive used on the project. Location and set up will be reviewed with crane operator prior to set up and pick. All lifting operations will require that the operator and any involved contractors follow the steps listed below as well as in CCC Crane Safety policy
1. All Hoisting equipment will have an up to date 3rd party inspection certificate with the equipment which will be copied and filed in the office trailer.
2. All lattice boom cranes will have an independent 3rd party inspection completed each time one is set up on the project.
3. All workers working with the crane shall have all appropriate signalmen/rigging qualifications.
3. All equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of Mass.
4. NCCCO certification will be required for all crane operators who will be operated on site for 5 or more continuous days.
5. All underground vaults and existing utilities will be marked before any excavation can begin as well as before any crane is set up.
6. Cribbing for outriggers shall be at minimum 3X the area width of outrigger floater. (Cranes only)
** Please review chapter 24 for additional details.
Confined Space: A written plan will be needed to work in any tanks/vaults and crawl spaces during this project which have been designated permit confined spaces by CCC, this plan must include air monitoring.
** Please review chapter 21 for additional details.
Designated First Aid Plan: Consigli Construction shall follow Site Safety Evacuation Plan for first Aid and Evacuation details. Report any incidents to the Safety Director.
Lean requirements/Materials Management/Housekeeping:
- No materials shall be delivered to the site earlier than 3 days before said materials are to be installed/put into place. If materials have to be delivered before that 3 day time period, subcontractor shall get prior approval from Consigli Superintendent. Because of this, notification / scheduling is required for all deliveries to the site. Subcontractors must notify Contractor at least 24 hours in advance. Contractor has the right to refuse any deliveries not properly scheduled or due to logistical constraints as necessary.
- All subcontractors’ delivered materials shall be placed on wheeled carts, wheeled racks or in wheeled bins so as to necessitate easy relocation in the event materials need to be moved. Carts, racks, or dollies shall not exceed manufacturers intended weight loads. Materials/tools can be delivered and stored on pallets only if pallet jacks are delivered simultaneously with said delivery to provide for ready mobility. Additionally, pallet jacks need to remain in immediate area. Each subcontractor will need to supply their own pallet jacks for their own materials and keep their pallet jack within reasonable distance at all times.
- All work stations shall be provided with wheeled trash bins for immediate placement of all debris produced as a part of the subcontractors operations. All trash will be immediately placed in wheeled containers provided by Consigli.
- All subcontractors shall use rubber wheeled carts when moving material or removing trash from a building. Any damage caused by the Subcontractor shall be repaired at the cost of the Subcontractor. Back charges will be appropriately assessed for the cost of the repairs. No trash or materials shall be left on the floor.
- Subcontractors shall, where feasible, elevate all electrical extension cords, hoses, or cables – removing them from all walking/working surfaces. Electrical Cords, when elevated shall be supported or suspended in a manner that does not subject them to damage.
- Storage of delivered materials in cardboard containers shall be discouraged. When materials must stay in cardboard containers, said containers shall be removed from the projects immediately after product is unpacked.
- Subcontractor will participate in schedule development meetings as required by Consigli.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering adjacent occupied areas unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled.
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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response
Environmental Issues: A hazardous material report was created for the University of Maine by the company listed below. This report will be on site at all times and available for review. As necessary, follow-up sampling and reporting may be required.
Environmental Safety Professionals
Silica: An Any activity which can produce silica dust will use engineering controls to keep dust to a minimum. A written exposure plan must be developed for all silica producing tasks that clearly defines the following:
1) A description of the tasks in the workplace that involve exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
2) A description of the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica for each task.
3) A description of the housekeeping measures used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
4) A description of the procedures used to restrict access to work areas, when necessary, to minimize the number of employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica and their level of exposure, including exposures generated by other employers.
There will be no dry cutting of any masonry material allowed; if water cannot be used then a dustless vacuum system consisting of HEPA dustless vacuum system will be used. Prior to the project going full scale an exposure assessment of a worker grinding and cutting a silica containing material while using the HEPA system an exposure assessment will be done so as to establish the silica exposure level.
Mold: Airborne mold was sampled in the existing school and results posted in the hazardous materials report. Mold issues are not anticipated to be prevalent on this project, however if mold is discovered Consigli’s mold remediation policy will be implemented and followed.
Noise: Noise exposure will also be a concern, so all deliveries must be coordinated with CCC Superintendent to limit their impact on the surrounding areas. Normal working hours will be between 7am and 3:30pm; any contractor who may need to work late must first seek approval from the CCC Superintendent. Noise levels will be monitored if high levels of noise are found to exist or could be expected to assure that noise levels do not exceed acceptable OSHA levels. Consigli permissible noise policy and procedures will be followed.
Substance Abuse: As a condition of employment, all CCC personnel are required to submit to a urinalysis test for determination of the presence of illegal substances. A positive result will disqualify the applicant for employment on this project.
Exposure to the Visitors, Students, Staff and Public: During all phases of construction, the existing building will be open and occupied. Some areas of project will be opened for construction at different times; this plan must be followed by all workers. Any means of access/emergency egress leading to or from the building which finds itself under any type of work will be provided with overhead protection. An emergency egress route through the job site will be established and maintained during construction. At no time is any worker allowed to enter any of the buildings in which they are not working in… Non-fraternization with students, staff, visitors or public will be stressed with all subcontractor personnel during orientations.
Adjacent Property: All steps will be taken to limit the effects of the project on the surrounding community. Special attention will be paid to each access point of each building so as not to impede access.
Exposure to Street Traffic: All deliveries will be made at a designated location unless otherwise directed by Superintendent. There will be exposure to live vehicular traffic and police details will be used when required. All speed limits will be obeyed, and deliveries will be made as to not coincide with buildings scheduled deliveries. All traffic control signage (if needed) will meet town of Arlington of requirements before being installed. Coordination with them as well as its police will be required when any equipment will be set up/used in the street/parking lot. Fire department access will be maintained and kept open for emergency responders.
Planning: The project team as well as CCC safety department will meet with each subcontractor, before they start to review their Site-Specific Safety and Health Program and all project specific Job Hazard Analyses. The project team shall be an integrated mix of owner, architect, engineer and Consigli Construction personnel. If, after reviewing programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work.
Additional Controls: Prior to stat of any work, all personnel involved in the project, including project managers must be:
- Trained and orientated by Consigli Construction. Stickers will be issued and displayed on hard hats
2. All workers will provide Consigli with an OSHA 10 card.
3. All CCC worker will complete mandatory drug screening.
Site Safety Meetings will take place at the beginning of the project and at least once every week thereafter. These meetings will consist of toolbox talks with Consigli Construction Co., Inc. personnel on site. Sub-contractors will be responsible for their own safety meetings. Superintendent will complete a daily site safety walk to identify and correct potential hazards.
All emergency telephone numbers will be posted in the superintendent’s office.
Safety Spot Recognition Plan: The purpose of this plan is to instantly recognize workers “on the spot” for working safely and to reward those workers immediately. This will assist CCC reduce the complacency of workers on all of our projects. Members from the CCC and project teams (Supers, PM, APM, PE, OPM, Architect, Owners, etc..) will be provided with $5 Dunkin Donut gift cards (or similar) prior to their walk on site. They are to present these cards to workers who are working safely and or those taking additional steps to work safely.
After issuing the card, the name and hard hat sticker number of the worker as well as a brief description of what they were doing will be documented in a log that will be maintained in the field office. This shall be completed at a minimum of three times a week. It is required that different field staff take turns in issuing the cards to workers in the field. Also required will be the communication of who is be recognized to other sub-contractors/workers through foreman meetings and daily stand up meetings. At the end of the project the sub-contractor who has had the most workers recognized will receive an appropriate acknowledgment from CCC as well as some type of reward that is to be determined by CCC field staff.
Working Safely With COVID 19
- Employees experiencing any symptoms (runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and/or fever) shall stay home and contact your Supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting symptoms to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any employee that has had contact with someone that has a presumed positive for COVID-19 or someone awaiting testing COVID-19 should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting potential contact to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any individuals that have traveled outside of the United States should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate individuals reporting foreign travel to the Consigli Superintendent to discuss authorization to work on site.
** This Screening Protocol will be, maintaining proper 6’ spacing, with everyone on site at the start of every shift. **
The following GUIDELINES need to be followed
- Consigli Project Team shall create a site specific COVID19 safety plan. The project specific controls are detailed in that plan.
- All subcontractor’s Project Managers, Assistant PM’s, Safety Officers, etc. should work remotely.
- Any site visits by non-essential personnel should be discussed with the Consigli project team.
- All meetings will be done via Skype or conference calls.
- All vendors and delivery drivers are prohibited from entering the site. When deliveries arrive near the site, contact the Consigli Superintendent for direction.
- Avoid cafeterias and high activity areas.
- When possible eat outside or in isolated area.
- As much as possible avoid intermingling with other crews or groups
- Prohibit all food and drink inside the work areas
- Any lunch rooms within the work areas should be closed
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Always before and after any lunch period or break time
- Maintain social distancing when practical
- Preferably maintain at least 6’ between yourself and others
- If working with a partner is required assure proper hygiene practices are followed
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as tools, keyboards, light switches and tables at least twice per day. Most household cleaners, such as bleach wipes or alcohol, will kill the virus.
- Utilize proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
- Discontinue the use of community water, coffee, or food.
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