Guidance on Workplace Practices

ARTBA - COVID-19 Checklist for Transportation Construction Employers and Employees

Description:

A checklist of actions ARTBA is recommending employers and employees take to prevent exposure to and the spread of COVID-19. Click here to access this document in Spanish.

Source: American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

Date: 05/04/20

CDC - COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Response Plan

Description:

This guidance is on COVID-19 response planning for the critical infrastructure sector.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/10/20

CDC - General Business FAQs

Description:

Questions and answers developed by the CDC that build on their Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers.  The FAQs cover workplace topics such as identifying COVID-19 in the workplace, reducing the spread, cleaning and disinfection, and critical infrastructure.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/05/20

CDC - Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

Description:

This guidance document provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices, including links to additional resources from other government agencies, including the EPA.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/05/20

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Description:

Information about COVID-19 from the American Society for Health Care Engineering.

Source: American Society for Health Care Engineering

Date: 05/19/20

COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce

Description:

Tips to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus while working in the construction industry. Part of a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe. 

Also available in Spanish at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4001.pdf

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 05/13/20

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Description:

Resources for responding to COVID-19, including links to OSHA, the Small Business Administration, and state-level legislative activity on workers compensation.

Source: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Date: 05/20/20

CPWR Recommendations: COVID-19 Plan for Union Training Centers 5/14/20

Description:

To help training centers prepare for the introduction of trainees into their centers as they re-open, CPWR has put together a set of recommendations. This document is based on the recommendations of many federal and state agencies and incorporates many of the practices in the CPWR/NABTU COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites. This document is “living” and will continually be updated based on new information. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 05/22/20

CRH Americas Back to Work Readiness Guide

Description:

Guidance from CRH Americas, a manufacturer of building materials, on preparing for return to work.  From May 2020. See also CRH America's Safe Seven poster

Date: 05/22/20

CRH Americas Safe Seven Poster

Description:

A poster outling seven steps for improving back-to-work readiness from CRH Americas, a large building materials manufacturer. See also the CRH Americas Back to Work Readiness Guide

Source: CRH Americas

Date: 05/22/20

Cal/OSHA - COVID-19 General Checklist for Construction Employers

Description:

This checklist is intended to help construction employers implement their plan to prevent the
spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and is supplemental to the Guidance for Construction
Employers.
This checklist is a summary and contains shorthand for some parts of the guidance;
familiarize yourself with the guidance before using this checklist.

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CAL/OSHA)

Date: 05/18/20

Cal/OSHA - COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Construction

Description:

This document provides guidance for the construction industry to support a safe, clean
environment for workers. 

Date: 05/18/20

Cleaning of Tools to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Description:

Should a tool need to be cleaned that does not have blood or visible bodily fluids on it, Milwaukee® recommends the following protocol. This protocol is subject to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”), OSHA, and those of State and Local health departments. 

Source: Milwaukee

Date: 05/14/20

Construction site safety during shutdown and reopening

Description:

This resource details guidelines to help support the safe reopening and potential future closure of job sites.

Source: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Date: 05/20/20

Germany - SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety and Health Standard (SARS-CoV-2-Arbeitsschutzstandard)

Description:

This document from Germany's Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs contains ccupational safety and health measures to protect the population by breaking infection chains, safeguarding the health of employees and restoring economic activity while continuously flattening the infection curve over the medium term. 

Source: Germany - Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Date: 05/18/20

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Description:

Contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. 

Also available in Spanish: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3992.pdf

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 05/13/20

Guidelines to Protect Workers Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Other Potential Infectious Materials (OPIM) in Plumbing and HVAC Systems

Description:

Guidance to protect the health of workers performing work on plumbing and HVAC systems. March 2020
 

Source: United Association

Date: 05/22/20

Hurricane/tropical storm (HTS) action plan for construction projects with COVID-19 exposure

Description:

This resource from Willis Towers Watson describes both pre-storm preparations and post-storm activities.

Date: 05/21/20

LHSFNA - COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety Program

Description:

An editable COVID-19 Worksite Health & Safety Program.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 05/08/20

LHSFNA - Conducting COVID-19 Workplace Screenings and Assessments

Description:

This document provides employers with guidance on conducting screenings and assessments of employees, visitors and vendors before allowing them to access the workplace.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 05/08/20

LHSFNA - Coronavirus & COVID-19: Prevention and Response Fact Sheet (4/30/2020)

Description:

A brief summary of the risks, transmission and exposure, signs, symptoms and treatment, and steps to protect yourself, frontline workers, and others.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 05/04/20

LHSHNA - COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance for Office Settings

Description:

This guidance provides actionable steps that employers and employees in office settings can take to lower the risk of exposure and maintain a healthy work environment when normal business operations resume.

Source: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)

Date: 05/14/20

Massachusetts -- Guidance for specific industries on reopening

Description:

This document form the state provides additional information on businesses and activities summarized in the Reopening Massachusetts report.

Date: 05/22/20

NABTU and CPWR COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites, April 27, 2020

Description:

This document contains minimum standards employers should implement as part of their COVID-19 exposure control plan on all jobsites, and recommendations that should be followed before any onsite worker is found to have COVID-19. Click here to access this document in Spanish.

Source: North America’s Building Trades Unions and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 05/07/20

NAHB COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Poster

Description:

This poster from the National Association of Home Builders, which is also available in Spanish, offers infection prevention measures.

Date: 05/22/20

Pandemic-Prevention - CoVid-19 Risk of Infection

Description:

The ISHCC is focused on contributing to essentials for the protection of the health of the staff of construction sites.

Source: International Safety & Health Construction Co-ordinators Organisation

Date: 05/20/20

Reopening Massachusetts

Description:

The Baker-Polito Administration’s official plan to reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.

Source: State of Massachusetts

Date: 05/22/20

Safe Actions for Employees Return Framework

Description:

SAFER's core objective is establishing sustainable safe operations for employers and workers. 

Source: National Safety Council

Date: 05/20/20

Safe Work Playbook: An interactive guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Description:

The Safe Work Playbook provides general recommendations for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

Source: Lear

Date: 05/19/20

Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

Description:

Poster highlights 10 infection prevention measures every employer should implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Now available in 13 languages.

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Date: 05/13/20

What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Description:

Guidance for construction workers about how to protect themselves from and slow the spread of COVID-19.  

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/22/20

Willis Towers Watson COVID-19 Risk Control Protocol Sharing Survey

Description:

In March, Willis Towers Watson commissioned a flash survey to identify and share what construction leaders (and beyond) were experiencing, acting on/doing, and still seeking solutions for. 

Source: Willis Towers Watson

Date: 05/21/20

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