Construction Firms Are Protecting Their Workers and the Public

AGC of America and construction contractors understand that the only way to work amid the current pandemic is to work safely

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What are we doing?

Few industries are as well suited to protecting workers as the construction industry. Contractors are used to following complex and ever-changing safety rules and finding ways to make inherently dangerous work safe. The coronavirus has forced firms to change the way they operate to maintain that commitment to safety. This explains why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration has identified construction as one of the sectors is encourages state and local officials to allow to continue operating.

Changing Safety Procedures to Protect Workers and the Public

Construction firms have created sophisticated new safety plans designed to make sure their crews can continue to operate in a way that protects them and the public. As the samples below make clear, these new safety plans cover the way firms operate, manage, staff and support their projects.

COVID-19
Preparedness Plan

Created by CHOATE Construction

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COVID-19 Recommended Practices

Created by AGC of Minnesota

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Marrillia Protocols for COVID-19 exposure

Created by Marrillia Design and Construction

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Coronavirus Preparedness Site Plan

Created by JE Dunn Construction

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Coronavirus Information Sheet

Created by PCL Construction

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Spanish Version

Standing Down for Coronavirus Safety

Hundreds of construction firms across the country have organized special safety stand downs designed to make sure every employee knows, and follows, new coronavirus safety guidelines. These stand downs were organized in small, socially-distanced groups and will continue to take place throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Practicing Social Distancing

Firms are making sure their employees, whenever possible, are working at least six feet apart. And when they can’t they are taking steps, like providing masks, to protect them.

Adding More Hand Sanitizing Stations

Firms are finding creative ways to increase the amount of hand sanitizing stations available to workers so they can wash their hands frequently while working to help flatten the curve.

Adding More Hand Sanitizing Stations

Firms are finding creative ways to increase the amount of hand sanitizing stations available to workers so they can wash their hands frequently while working to help flatten the curve.

Disinfecting Project Sites More Frequently

Construction firms are making sure they are frequently cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces around construction sites to protect workers.

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New Worker Screening Procedures

They are pre-screening everyone to make sure nobody with symptoms enters a job site. They are also urging workers who do not feel well to stay home.

New Worker Screening Procedures

They are pre-screening everyone to make sure nobody with symptoms enters a job site. They are also urging workers who do not feel well to stay home.

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They Are Working Safe So They Can Keep Working for You

Construction is protecting workers and the public so the industry can continue to build health care facilities, vital infrastructure, support disaster recovery, address housing shortages and keep our economy moving.