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Grant PUD’s COVID-19 Response – Current Conditions

Incident Management Team's Objectives Protecting Employee and Public Health​Grant PUD's Incident Criticality LevelWe are at Incident Criticality Level 2 (Severe) - (Updated Oct. 26)COVID-19 Policies and Instructions:​Employee and Contractor Health Screening Policy Number to report COVID-19 close contact or symptoms: 509-754-1805 or x4111. (For...
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Incident Criticality Level remains at severe

Oct. 26 update: Our Incident Criticality Level remains in the severe category with a score of 51. Dave Ponozzo,Manager of Emergency Preparedness   Download PDF File Here   Download PDF File Here   Download PDF File Here   Download PDF File Here   Download PDF File Here   Download PDF File Here   Download...
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Access to Grant PUD Facilities

Hello all,We, the senior executives, are issuing this communication to clarify and further define expectations for employees and contractors as they access our facilities during our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. It is VITAL and NECESSARY that you follow this direction because CONTROLLING ACCESS TO OUR FACILTIES is our BEST TACTIC to PREVENT...
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Employee Health Screening Rules

The revised Health Screening Policy v3 goes into effect on Tuesday, June 16, at 12:01 a.m. The Health Screening Policy revisions include: Replacement of first- and second-hand reporting with a requirement to report close contacts (defined as employees or contractors who have been within 6 feet of a COVID positive or probable case for at least 15 mi...
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Good results from CO2 monitoring

  Download PDF File Here Hello,Some of you may know that we've been doing some air monitoring for carbon dioxide (CO2). Based on available information, aerosols can carry the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2). Aerosols can remain airborne for long periods of time, so a correlation has been made between CO2/aerosols and ventilation and potential exposur...
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COVID-19 Incident Management Team Objectives

 Updated Aug. 31, 2020Grant PUD COVID-19 Incident Management Team ObjectivesCriticality Level: Level 2 SevereIncident Level Objectives1. Ensure public and employee safety, shooting for zero safety incidents.2. Ensure minimal potential for employee exposure to COVID-19.3. Operate the power plants with all units available for generation except t...
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PPE Policy Updates

PPE Policy v4.2 went into effect on Monday, Aug. 31. Here's a summary of what's changed in the revised PPE policy: Face coverings that include exhalation valves may not be used indoors, in vehicles, and in outdoor environments where six feet of separation between employees cannot be maintained. For questions regarding face coverings, please contact...
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Employee Assistance Program / Guidance Resources

Employees are reminded that they can use our Employee Assistance Program, GuidanceResources Online.The program offers:· Confidential Emotional Support· Work-Life Solutions· Legal Guidance· Financial Resources· Online supportFREE Mental Health Resources Click below and log in to your office.com account with your regular Grant PUD credentials to...
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Worth a reminder: Take care in the heat

During the summer, we must all take precautions to ensure our bodies don't get over heated. Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Warning signs of...
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Neowise, through a master's eyes

Local historian and photographer Dan Bolyard captured the Neowise Comet just after midnight last weekend near his home about 6 miles southeast of Coulee City. The person in the photo is Dan, himself. "No photo manipulation was done, other than converting the raw image to jpg for sending to others," he said in an email. "Shot with a Nikon D750. It w...
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Raising the roof at Wanapum Dam

What has five layers and is larger than a football field – including end zones? The new main and side roofs on the Wanapum Dam powerhouse. Work has already begun on the $1.9 million project to replace the roof, which was last replaced in 1986 and was, by all accounts, well-overdue for a rebuild. Work should be finished by late November. A crew from...
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Read any good books lately?

We had to ask... and you responded. Check out the pages our coworkers are turning this summer. Lots of great reading here for anyone's reading list -- except, maybe, "2020 NEC Rules" (poor Ralph!) — Thanks very much to everyone who contributed, and to Annette Lovitt for the idea. Christine Pratt, Public Affairs Drummers and Dreamers by Click Reland...
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Thermal Imaging Machines Are Coming

In our continuing efforts to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, the District is acquiring two automatic thermal imaging machines. The imagers will be installed at the Hydro Office Building (HOB) and the Ephrata Service Center (ESC) around August 1. They will be tested for about a week to determine their effectiveness in accurately measuring body temp...
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Grant PUD makes schedule changes to respond to Coronavirus threat

Our electrical service crews have been working alternating weeks to reduce their potential for exposure to Coronavirus.This necessary precaution is intended to protect the health of highly trained electrical workers, so they are available to respond to outages, make needed repairs, and still address customer service requests. Power restoration rema...
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COVID-19 Reporting Instructions for Employees

DO NOT report a third-hand exposure All or most of us have likely had a third-hand exposure – contact with someone who had contact with a third party who had contact with a fourth party who may be showing symptoms (example a friend of a friend of a friend). Do not report this type of exposure. ​ DO report: 1. First-hand exposureYou have b...
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COVID-19 Reporting Instructions for Supervisors

DO NOT report a third-hand exposure All or most of us have likely had a third-hand exposure – contact with someone who had contact with a third party who had contact with a fourth party who may be showing symptoms (example a friend of a friend of a friend). Do not report this type of exposure. ​ DO report if you have an employee that: Has been diag...
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#WeAreGrantCounty

​During this pandemic, all of us at Grant PUD are here for you! Our dedicated team of employees continue to generate and deliver power and maintain our high-speed fiber-optic network for our customers and the communities we serve.We also know we are not alone. There are many people working hard and keeping our county moving. We appreciate all that ...
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Former GM Tony Webb retires -- PUD ‘generalist’ builds career putting people first

The pull of his wife's hometown brought Tony Webb to Ephrata. His preparation doing contract-related work at Boeing gave him the tools to get a job at Grant PUD. His people-first management style earned him on-the-job success. The embrace of his adopted community at a crucial time for the Webb Family made the Columbia Basin his home for life.Tony r...
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Guidelines for employees in high risk for COVID-19 complications

Our Incident Management Team has installed new return-to-work guidelines for employees who may be in the high risk category for severe complications from COVID-19. The new high risk guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control are for those who: Are 65 years or older Have chronic lung disease or moderate-to-severe asthma Have serious heart condi...
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Logistics Covid-19 FAQ’S

1. I am just returning to work how do I get Covid related supplies? Please contact ​Jennifer Bell​ and get a requisition request form that you can fill out and have approved by your supervisor.2. How often can I order COVID related supplies?Covid supply orders are placed once a week on Wednesday evening. And filling by Facilities to be dropped...
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