Boeing will resume 787 operations at its facility
in South Carolina, with most employees returning on 3 or 4 May.
The return includes all operations that were
temporarily suspended on 8 April in response to the COVID19
Boeing has stated that managers will contact each
employee returning to
work with a report date and shift information. Those who are not
contacted should not return to the site until contacted by their
manager to do so. Employees who are able to work from home should
continue to do so.
"The health and safety of our teammates, their
families and our community is our shared priority," said Brad
Zaback, Boeing South Carolina site leader and 787 vice president
and general manager. "Our approach to resumption of operations
ensures we honor that priority by ensuring personal protective
equipment is readily available and that all necessary safety
measures are in place to resume essential work for our customers
and prioritize the health and safety of our team. We have also
taken the necessary steps to ensure a steady supply base for our
Senior management will return on Thursday, 30 April,
and managers will return on Friday, 1 May, to prepare for the
operations resumption. Boeing South Carolina employees will return to work beginning
with third shift on Sunday, 3 May 3. First and second shift
teammates will return to work on Monday, 4 May.
Boeing South Carolina has taken extra precautions and
comprehensive procedures to prepare the work environment and
ensure the health and safety of staff. These measures include:
- Enhancing cleaning of all buildings, including
pressure washing of restrooms and thorough cleaning of break
areas, cafeterias, conference rooms and other community spaces.
- Posting of signage throughout the site to help
keep enhanced cleanliness top-of-mind.
- Adding new hand sanitization stations across the
- Installing visual cues to reinforce physical
distancing practices particularly in conference rooms, cafes and
other community spaces.
- Encouraging all employees to bring and wear cloth
face coverings. Some teammates will be required to wear procedural
masks, which will be provided, in certain areas when working in
- Making voluntary temperature screening stations
available for employees on all shifts via no-touch thermal