Five Best Practices to Protect Construction Workers During a Pandemic
Many regions in the United States have deemed construction an essential business, making its workers exempt from stay-at-home orders issued to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Construction companies that are permitted to continue operations remain committed to ensuring safety. Yet, many are scrambling to understand the new reality and to create pandemic policies and procedures that protect their workers and their businesses.
The fluidity of the situation makes it especially challenging for safety professionals to keep abreast of worker safety precautions, compliance standards and regulations related to COVID-19. While recommendations and requirements may change as the situation unfolds, there are best practices construction organizations can follow to ensure their workers and businesses are protected and prepared.