COVID-19 Compliance Updates For Construction Industries
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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The latest COVID-19 updates for construction industries to stay compliant with federal health standards.
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COVID-19 Updates For Construction Industries
Businesses or operations in the construction industry must (Executive Order 2020-91):
- (a) Conduct a daily entry screening protocol for employees, contractors, suppliers, and any other individuals entering a worksite, including a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19, together with, if possible, a temperature screening.
- (b) Create dedicated entry point(s) at every worksite, if possible, for daily screening as provided in sub-provision (b) of this section, or in the alternative issue stickers or other indicators to employees to show that they received a screening before entering the worksite that day.
- (c) Provide instructions for the distribution of personal protective equipment and designate on-site locations for soiled face coverings.
- (d) Require the use of work gloves where appropriate to prevent skin contact with contaminated surfaces.
- (e) Identify choke points and high-risk areas where employees must stand near one another (such as hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, water stations, and buses) and control their access and use (including through physical barriers) so that social distancing is maintained.
- (f) Ensure there are sufficient hand-washing or hand-sanitizing stations at the worksite to enable easy access by employees.
- (g) Notify contractors (if a subcontractor) or owners (if a contractor) of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees at the worksite.
- (h) Restrict unnecessary movement between project sites.
- (i) Create protocols for minimizing personal contact upon delivery of materials to the worksite.