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  • temperature checks before getting onto the factory floor.

  • Social distancing during lunch breaks masks on at all times while working and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.

  • That's how auto factories in the Midwest and the South are running at near full speed, even though Kobe 19 cases are surging in the communities right outside their factory walls.

  • So far, there's been no major outbreaks on any of the factory floors operated by Detroit's Big Three since General Motors, Ford and Fiat.

  • Chrysler resumed production in May after the pandemic forced an unprecedented two months shut down.

  • Some workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, but safety measures put in place like having employees logging their health condition into a smartphone app have largely kept those cases contained.

  • But in this health crisis, it's the face mask that has become the assembly lines.

  • Greatest tool, G.

  • M's head of global manufacturing, put it in simple words, telling Reuters, as far as protecting workers on the job, quote the mask is the foundation.

  • Face coverings might be a political controversy outside the factory floor, but it's made for a rare show of unity between management and the United Auto Workers, which represents 156,000 factory employees.

  • No mask, no work.

  • Labor and management have formed a task force that meets bi weekly, an extraordinary level of coordination to share information and coordinate safety policies.

  • But the fight to keep Cove in 19 out of the factory hasn't been without challenges since.

  • Facemasks cover the mouth and nose.

  • Some workers say they're breathing is restricted, making physical labor sometimes difficult, and the face coverings make it harder to communicate on an already noisy factory floor.

  • Automakers have good reason to make sure their workers stay healthy.

  • There's been a booming auto sales as many Americans shun public transportation, and that's stronger than expected.

  • Sales recovery has automakers racing to keep up.

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How automakers keep COVID-19 off factory floors

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/28
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