General Motors will be sending its employees a care package this week. The package will reportedly contain five masks and instructions from CEO Mary Barra to help workers understand and follow the new safety protocols.
Michigan Live reports that the package will warn Flint Plant employees that they should be expecting new work rules and new best practices. For example, workers may have their temperatures taken at the start of work to ensure they are not actively ill.
UAW Local 602, the labor union that represents workers at GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant, advised user/members via Facebook* to be “on the lookout over the next several days for a GM safety care package.” The message went on to say, “These packages are being mailed to your home and include five face masks and material to help familiarize you with our return-to-work safety protocols. Our hope is that you will use these masks for yourself and your loved ones, because safety at home is just as important as safety at work.”
General Motors will have no shortage of masks for its employees to use. At last check, the GM mask-manufacturing run rate was up to 3 million masks per month.
GM, along with many other automakers, is planning to return to manufacturing in the coming week.
*The UAW Facebook club is an “open” club. We would not divulge info shared in a closed group in this fashion.