Safety in Action

Return to Work Safely (video)

Description:

This short - video produced by the Massachusetts State Building Trades Council covers key points for working safely on construction sites including the importance of wearing N95 respirator masks, materials to pack to stay safe during the day, and the need for social distancing, hand washing, and staying home when sick. Watch this video for tips to protect yourself, your co-workers, family & others. 

Source: Massachusetts Building Trades Council

Date: 08/10/20

Plexiglass Barrier

Description:

This photo shows use of plexiglass to create a physical barrier between workers when maintaining a 6ft distance is not possible.  

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Hand sanitizer station

Description:

Hand sanitizer station is provided to encourage hand hygiene on the job site, and the Safety Data Sheet provides information on the chemicals in the product as part of a hazard communication program. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Designated stairs for up and down to promote social distancing

Description:

Segregated stair towers with signage reduce two-way traffic in stairwells and help workers maintain social distancing.

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Sani-Cans (porta johns) positioned 6 feet apart with wash stations

Description:

Spread porta johns out to increase the physical distance between workers and provide easy access to hand washing or hand sanitizer stations to encourage hand hygiene. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Social distancing in walking area (view from a crane)

Description:

Workers maintain a 6 foot distance between each other while walking on the site and waiting in line.

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Signs indicate walking paths to maintain social distancing

Description:

Signage and segregated walk paths reduce two-way traffic on narrow paths, such as a bridge.. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Checklist - Job Site Requirements

Description:

Checklist contains reminders to limit the number of people in an area and maintain social distancing as well as daily reminders on personal hygiene and other job site requirements related to COVID-19. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Adjust work to maintain social distancing - wall crew

Description:

This work layout and assignment of tasks creates a physical distance between workers. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Signage, stair tower segregation and hand sanitizer stations

Description:

Signs, barriers, and segregated stair towers used to maintain social distancing and reduce two-way traffic in stairwells. Hand sanitizer stations placed in a high traffic area encourages hand sanitizing. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Signage and segregated walk path

Description:

Signs and segregated walk paths remind workers to stay 6 feet apart. 

Source: Oregon State Building Trades Council

Date: 08/11/20

Alternative Hand Washing Stations

Description:

Images and tips on what to use to build hand washing stations.

Source: Brinkmann

Date: 08/11/20

Hotline for Worker COVID-19 Concerns

Description:

Provide an anonymous hotline number for workers on job sites to call if they have concerns or problems related to COVID. This may be workers concerned with compliance of policies, behaviors of other workers, or lack of policies to create a safe work environment. The hotline should insure anonymity of the caller but the option for a return call if possible. This may be run by a local construction organization, union, or volunteers to forward concerns who can forward concerns to relevant parties.

 

Source: Associated General Contractors of America: Missouri Chapter (AGCMO)

Date: 08/05/20

Preventing exposures from suppliers and outside employees during deliveries

Description:

All construction work depends on having an adequate supply of materials and appropriate equipment. During the pandemic, a delivery plan should be in place to explain who may enter the job site and where they may travel, in order to reduce close contact and possible exposures to workers on the job site.

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Date: 08/03/20

Reducing surface transmission of handling hard copies and papers through use of electronic devices

Description:

On construction sites, many meetings and information sessions share information in paper hand outs and also use written signatures as evidence of attendance such as worker safety trainings.  During COVID 19 this presents an issue of having workers touch the same objects (pen and paper). To eliminate spread by contact with papers, contractors may use alternative methods. 

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Date: 08/03/20

Job Site Breakroom Practices

Description:

Breakrooms or break areas on a construction site may be challenging to maintain physical distancing.This document contains several steps to reduce the chance workers may get too close to each other, which is particularly important since facial coverings cannot be worn while actively eating and drinking.

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Date: 07/27/20

Job Site Face Recognition Panel

Description:

Onsite temperature checks are conducted by some employers to screen for those with fever potentially due to the coronavirus. Infrared technology measures the infrared energy of objects and converts them to an electronic image that converts to the apparent surface temperature of the object being measured. This technology is used in handheld thermometers as well as through iPad devices using special software to read out the results.

Source: Interface Construction

Date: 08/11/20

Job Site Work Groups

Description:

This solution is to have workers stay with those who they work with to complete tasks and, if possible, who they travel with. 

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

Date: 08/11/20

Job Site Health Screening

Description:

CDC recommends employers screen all workers before they enter a worksite occupied by other workers. Health screens should be completed each day. This document reviews what to consider when setting up a health screen.

Source: Clayco

Date: 08/11/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Safety in Action – An Example from the Job Site

Description:

This webinar focused on the steps taken by the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Task Force, which includes labor, management (union and non-union), and government,  and BAC Local 1 Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana and its signatory contractors to identify risks and implement interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on construction sites and protect workers.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 07/19/20

Use of a Jobsite Monitor

Description:

Company designates one or more employees to walk the job site and monitor for compliance with COVID policies and environmental protections. COVID policies would include workers maintaining social distancing, using disinfectant and sanitation appropriately such as in in break areas, wearing face masks and other PPE appropriately, and helping with health screens. They may also monitor supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer, and availability and location of signage. COVID monitors may be more readily identified by wearing a colored vest or different colored hard hat or other different items.

 

Source: Alberici

Date: 07/13/20

Hands-Free Door Openers

Description:

This jobsite example demonstrates the use of equipment or Install/adapt doors with hands free opener devices to eliminate the need to touch door handles. Doors may be opened using an automatic opening electrical mechanism or foot-operated device. Place signage close to the door to remind workers to use the foot operated control. Assess whether workers can operate the device without getting off-balance while carrying a large heavy load in their hands.

 

Source: Alberici

Date: 07/13/20

Form for Submitting Examples of Construction Stakeholders Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Description:

Look under the May 7, 2020 to download a Word form to streamline submission of possible additions to this Clearinghouse. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 07/08/20

Safe Site Check-in App

Description:

An touchless app for checking workers into a job site.

Source: Safe Site Check In

Date: 07/08/20

Oregon COVID-19 Joint Task Force Resources

Description:

The Oregon COVID-19 Task Force is a joint industry partnership between union and non-union industry stakeholders, safety and health professionals, and government.  It was initiated by the Oregon Building and Construction Trades Council to help the industry respond to the pandemic.  This site, maintained by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, is being used to share the Task Forces' resources, best practices and innovations.

Source: Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Date: 08/11/20

HITT COVID-19 Jobsite Resources

Description:

General COVID-19 FAQs Signage in English and Spanish with facts about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread.

Source: HITT

Date: 06/26/20

Trade partner tool cleaning apparatus

Description:

Trade partner tool cleaning apparatus -- tools are wiped down after use.  Image courtesy of Pepper Construction of Indiana

Source: Pepper Construction of Indiana

Date: 06/13/20

Portable handwashing station near port-a-lets

Description:

Pepper Construction added handwashing stations near port-o-lets. Image courtesy of Pepper Construction of Indiana.

Source: Pepper Construction of Indiana

Date: 06/13/20

Handwashing station in a high traffic area

Description:

A handwashing station in a high traffic area on a job site. Image courtesy of Pepper Construction of Indiana.

Source: Pepper Construction of Indiana

Date: 06/13/20

ASSP - COVID 19 Challenges: Construction and Demolition Operations (May 27, 2020)

Description:

Insights from a panel of construction and demolition experts on best practices employers can implement to prevent COVID-19 exposure on work sites, address worker concerns and create a culture of safety.

Source: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Date: 06/07/20

Temporary foot-operated wash hand station

Description:

Cheap, quick, temporary foot operated wash hand station -- includes short video.

Source: Tim Main, British Contracts Manager

Date: 05/20/20

ENR - Industry Finds New Innovations to Stay Ahead of COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

Description:

This article provides examples of ways the industry is responding to the need for hand washing stations and social distancing. 

Source: Engineering News Record (ENR)

Date: 05/04/20

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