How TP is Handling the COVID-19 Situation
At this point in time, everyone is more than aware of the COVID-19 illness and all the issues surrounding it. It is a serious matter and out of an abundance of caution, many nonessential businesses have closed their doors in an effort to prevent workers, customers and other personnel onsite from contracting and passing along the illness.
It is so true that pallets move the world and is why last week the wood packaging industry was deemed critical to the infrastrcuture of our country. The WPM industry in turn, had to quickly develop best practices to protect their people but still maintain the flow of wood packaging which supports so many other essential industries. From talking with many clients, this has been challenging but successful so far. I have to say that I am very proud to be part of an industry that has been able to adapt and overcome the challenges placed on it.
TP has also had to adapt to this ever changing landscape. As concerns about the virus grew, we established best practices so that inspections could continue but quickly decided it was in the best interest for all to suspend visits for a period of time. Subscriptions are still in place so facilities can continue to use the marks licensed to them. During this time please make certain to continue to follow all conformance requirements for ISPM 15. If you happened to have had some non-conforming issues recently, take this time to review and modify your processes so your future inspections meet conformance. Everyone at TP is still working but remotely so contact the WPM Manager or your Inspector with any ISPM 15 related questions you may have. You will also receive a report by email showing an inspection attempt was made and this is just our way of documenting inspections were restricted due to COVID-19 related issues. Stay safe, stay healthy and we will be back to our routine inspections as soon as we possibly can.
"Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them."
John C. Maxwell
"When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic conquering spirit, we get things done."