03-25-20 | Association News

CISC Guidance for Coronavirus

Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction

NAHB, a leading member of the CISC, provides a plan to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 at job sites.

Released on March 25th, the Construction Industry Safety Coalition put out a construction job site guide for site managers and employees. According to the National Home Builders Association, "The guidance describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick. The documents are specifically tailored to construction job sites."

A customizable response plan, notifications for employees and a checklist and quick reference guide are part of the included materials. The guide is organized into sections that include:

• Responsibilities of Managers and Supervisors
• Responsibilities of Employees
• Job Site Protective Measures
• Job Site Cleaning and Disinfecting
• Job Site Exposure Situations
• OSHA Recordkeeping
• "Essential" Industry Designations by States with Business Closure Orders

"Home builders, general contractors, contractors and other companies conducting work on construction job sites are encouraged to download the guidance, customize it for their companies, and distribute or display to workers."

Click the link to access and download the guide on the NAHB website.

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