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Preventing exposures from suppliers and outside employees during deliveries
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.
Reducing surface transmission of handling hard copies and papers through use of electronic devices
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.
Job Site Breakroom Practices
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.