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COVID-19: OSHA Guidance for Construction Employers and Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers.

The webpage includes information regarding:

  • Using physical barriers, such as walls, closed doors, or plastic sheeting, to separate workers from individuals experiencing signs or symptoms consistent with the coronavirus;

  • Keeping in-person meetings (including toolbox talks and safety meetings) as short as possible, limiting the number of workers in attendance, and using social distancing practices;

  • Screening calls when scheduling indoor construction work to assess potential exposures and circumstances in the work environment before worker entry;

  • Requesting that shared spaces in home environments where construction activities are being performed, or other construction areas in occupied buildings, have good air flow; and

  • Staggering work schedules, such as alternating workdays or extra shifts, to reduce the total number of employees on a job site at any given time and to ensure physical distancing.

The U.S. DOL encourages you to forward this information to appropriate stakeholders.


Contact Kevin R. Corlew with any questions.

Regional Representative (KS, MO, NE)

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

U.S. Department of Labor

816-285-7235 (office direct); 816-590-2635 (mobile)

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