Akron, Ohio - Bridgestone Americas Inc. has developed an environmental health safety & sustainability (EHSS) Playbook that outlines all measures that must be taken at every location in North America before it reopens.
The playbook has served as the blueprint for restarting operations in late March of Bridgestone's commercial tire plants in the US.
The company also reopened its Firestone Industrial Products and Firestone Building Products factories in the US on 13 April.
Bridgestone Bandag's tread rubber plants in the US resumed operations the week of 29 March, due to demand by its retreader customers, the company said.
The guidelines in the playbook outline specific disinfecting plans, including more frequent cleaning with a special focus on regularly disinfecting high traffic, high touch areas.
Bridgestone said it continues to provide employees with information on proper social distancing and handwashing techniques and other hygiene best practices.