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UPM to manage transport and food services for workers at its mill construction site in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay

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UPM to manage transport and food services for workers at its mill construction site in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay

June 23, 2020 - 07:12
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Since May UPM is managing transport and food services for workers at the UPM Paso de los Toros mill construction site in central Uruguay.

Until then, these services have been provided separately by each contractor company. This change in the service management follows the project plan and has been coordinated with the local and national authorities to ensure uniform, high quality services to all workers.

Different measures aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 are established. Lunch is divided by sectors in different dining rooms or in shifts, which avoids concentration of people. The areas are disinfected before and after each use, in every shift. Physical distance is ensured by table dividers.

A new transportation service was exclusively created for the transfer of workers to and from the construction site covering Paso de los Toros, Pueblo Centenario, Carlos Reyles and Durazno city. Each location has necessary amount of buses to transport all the workers considering the shifts and characteristics of each boarding point.

“The buses are modern with all the necessary comforts; air conditioning, reclining pullman seats, satellite tracking, access by electronic system and a channel for complaints of non-compliance or violation of rules”, said Martín Torielli, responsible for Regional Services at the construction site.

At the first stage, approximately 17 buses are operating for the transfer of workers, and make a total of 21 round trips. At the peak of the construction, about 100 buses will be in use.

"We understand the management of services from a comprehensive perspective, where all aspects are carefully considered, designed based on the care of workers and responsible integration with the community," concluded Torielli.