The Construction Industry Safety Coalition released an updated COVID-19 Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction on Aug. 18. ABC, a member of the CISC Steering Committee, encourages its members to review the plan, which includes the latest protective measures and guidance on keeping workers safe on jobsites.
The plan outlines the steps that construction employers and employees can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as protective measures to take on the jobsite, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick.
Recent updates to the plan include:
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- Screening questions for jobsite visitors
- Guidance on the use of face coverings
- Guidance on Jobsite Exposure Situations
- Information on when to Record a COVID-19 Case on the OSHA 300 Log
- COVID-19 Checklist for Employers and Employees
The updated language is shown in red, and the resources are structured so any construction company can download and tailor them to their own work and jobsites.
For additional COVID-19 information, see ABC’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Resources.