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From the monthly archives: March 2020

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'March 2020'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Signed into Law

Following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) and President Trump signing it into law, ABC has gathered some additional information on the bill’s small business and tax provisions.

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DOL Seeks Public Input on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Following last week’s passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (FFCRA) and President Trump signing it into law, the U.S. Department of Labor has requested ideas and input on the paid leave provisions of the new law as it issues implementing regulations and guidance. 

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ABC Writes to OSHA Regarding the Recordability of COVID-19 Cases

On March 24, ABC, as a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition Steering Committee, wrote to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding recordkeeping and respirator enforcement during the COVID-19 outbreak. CISC is comprised of a number of trade associations that represent every aspect of the construction industry.

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Essential Construction Services Must Not Be Shut Down, ABC Tells White House

In the wake of coronavirus-related business shutdowns impacting the construction industry in Boston, Pennsylvania and other localities, ABC is urging President Trump to recognize construction as an essential service and keep workers employeto preserve the industry’s current and future ability to build and maintain health care facilities, respond to critical infrastructure requirements and aid in recovery efforts after natural disasters.

 

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ABC Members Donate N95 Masks to Hospitals in Response to COVID-19

With a shortage of N-95 face masks used by health care and first responders, the White House has called for donations to local hospitals from construction contractors and other industries that have supplies on hand.

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Deal Reached on Emergency Economic Relief for COVID-19 Virus

Today, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate arrived at a deal to provide approximately $2 trillion in federal funding and programs to address the ongoing health crisis. The legislation would send checks to many Americans under a certain income threshold, create a $350 billion loan program for small businesses and establish a $500 billion lending fund for industries, cities and states.

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ABC Tracks COVID-19-related Construction Shutdowns, Restrictions Nationwide

ABC and its chapters are reaching out to state and local lawmakers and asking them to treat construction activities conducted in a safe and responsible manner as essential services in order to permit critical infrastructure services to continue as states and localities draft stay-at-home orders and other policies allowing only movement of workers involved in essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ABC Adds COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Resources: Toolbox Talks, Continuity Plans and More

ABC has assembled Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources to help our chapters and members quickly access the latest information and guidance regarding the coronavirus. Resources such as COVID-19 Toolbox Talks, both in English and Spanish, are now available. Other resources, including sample continuity plans and project shutdown and startup procedures are also available.

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OSHA Recording and Reporting of Cases of COVID-19

Many employers are now asking whether they must record cases of COVID-19 on their Occupational Safety and Health Administration 300 Logs or report the cases to OSHA.

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ABC Comments on OMB’s Investigation, Adjudication Request for Information

On March 16, ABC submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget on its Request for Information on Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication.

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