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OSHA Launches COVID-19 Website Specifically for Construction Work

The new site includes risk levels based on tasks, safe work practices, PPE guidance, and more. 

June 08, 2020
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In a new website recently launched by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency offers learned insights to construction workers and companies to help improve the safety of their operation, office, and staff as it relates to COVID-19. It's important to note that while OSHA stands behind its guidance, it is only recommended and not obligatory.

While several organizations and agencies have published guidelines on how to work through the pandemic we're currently battling, OSHA's are unique in that they refer specifically to the risks associated with construction, particularly those involved in "carpentry, ironworking, plumbing, electrical, heating/ ventilation/air conditioning/ventilation, masonry and concrete work, utility construction work, and earthmoving activities," the site specifies. 

Along with insights on jobsite and administrative controls businesses can use to keep workers safe, like making OSHA's guidelines company policy, the agency further offers advice on what PPE to use and how to use it, training owners can give to employees to maxmimize their safety, and a shorthand guide to help assess the risk of any given jobsite (see below). 

For more detail information, visit OSHA's guidelines for construction work during COVID-19

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