Virginia Transformers implement new measures to protect against COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Roanoke-based Virginia Transformer has rolled out a new set of initiatives to help protect its workers as production continues amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve seen past outbreaks such as SARS in 2003 and MERS in 2015, so we’ve navigated challenges before and emerged stronger afterwards. This time, however, the challenge is higher but as an employer of choice, corporate neighbour and industry leader, our focus is on protecting our most valuable assets – our people,” said Prabhat Jain, CEO of Virginia Transformer (VTC).

VTC has made an effort to follow CDC guidelines and took steps to protect employees from the virus. These measures have included:

·Free virus testing for employees suspected of having it.

·Paid sick leave up to 30 days for those impacted by the virus.

·Free family care centers available while school is closed.

·Additional hand sanitizers throughout the building.

·Additional staff to increase common area cleaning and disinfecting

·Partitioning to separate employees in close working areas.

·Additional personal protection equipment for employees, including masks and gloves.

·Staggered shifts, breaks and lunches to reduce density.

·Constant updates on the status of the virus locally and nationally with policy and procedure changes to meet the latest CDC and OSHA guidance.

 “Our products provide an essential service across the country and around the world – generating reliable power,” said Anoop Nanda, president of VTC.

“We are privileged and honoured to be of service to this great nation during these unprecedented times and committed to providing our customers with industry-leading products while ensuring that we reduce the risks for our employees.”

For customers, VTC is also offering customers remote testing of transformers as well as video meetings instead of travel.

 Virginia Transformer is a provider of custom-engineered power electrical transformers for utility, renewable energy, industrial, mining, oil and gas, commercial, institutional, speciality, and export markets in power ranges from 500 kVA to 500 MVA.

Source: VTC Press Release

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