INDIANAPOLIS—The novel coronavirus outbreak has elicited new and critical human resource, health and safety policies, forcing companies to make difficult decisions with immediacy.
As such, three of the largest member-led associations in the rubber, mold-making and plastics industries have joined forces to publish an extensive resource manual addressing many of these critical issues.
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers, Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors and the American Mold Builders Association have issued a 300-page compendium known as the COVID-19 Policies Report, which contains procedures that have been implemented by member companies at nearly every stage of the supply chain in response to the pandemic.
Between the three associations, which typically are charged with offering industry studies, networking opportunities, company savings programs and best practices, 88 resources are compiled in the report, from internal and external communications with employees and customers to infectious disease action plans and safety instructions.
According to the ARPM, the report is a working document, and leadership teams from each association will add to it as coronavirus policies and procedures are implemented by member companies.
"By gathering resources from various manufacturing industries, there is a greater pool of knowledge from which the team was able to pull," ARPM said in a March 19 release.
In addition, each association's website—arpminc.com; mappinc.com; and amba.org—links to the report. In addition, the associations will sponsor a March 27 webinar (also available through the respective websites) to discuss the impact of COVID-19 increases across the country.