May 28, 2020
On May 26, OSHA launched a webpage(link is external) with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance includes recommended actions—many of which AGC members have likely already incorporated in their safety plans—to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. One item AGC members should take note of is how the guidance details specific construction tasks with exposure risk levels (from low to very high). AGC will continue to monitor how the current pandemic progresses to keep members up to date.
Among the construction tasks included on the webpage(link is external) are:
Construction contractors working in fields such as carpentry, ironworking, plumbing, electrical, heating-air conditioning- ventilation, utility construction work, and earth-moving activities should remain alert to changing outbreak conditions, including as they relate to community spread of the virus and testing availability, especially as many states begin to reopen their economies. In response to changing conditions, employers should periodically review their COVID-19 safety plans to identify any necessary updates or revisions.
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