Updated COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures

GBCA is working with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and the Building Trades Council of Philadelphia to produce protocols that follow CDC recommendations to guide construction during COVID-19 response

Suggested Response to Possible COVID-19 Exposures Flow Chart


COVID-19 Recommended Response Protocols DOWNLOAD

COVID-19 Recommended Job Site ProtocolsDOWNLOAD

Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA’s COVID-19 Updates webpage. VISIT GBCA’S COVID-19 UPDATES PAGE

Click here to download the guidance OSHA Guidance for the Construction Industry re: COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus. These OSHA policy changes cover OSHA guidelines for enforcement and employer recordkeeping requirements for COVID 19 related incidents. The update went into effect on May 26, 2020.

Also, please note that OSHA does not have an “OSHA COVID safety course”. This is a course that the City of Philadelphia is requiring  for “Site Pandemic Officers” for construction sites. This is not an OSHA course or an OSHA requirement.

Elevator poster no talking and leaning on elevator walls.

Philadelphia Water Department Updated Procedures for New Permits and get all the updates on their COVID-19 webpage

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection just released new updates revising the work time period limitations on commercial and large residential projects in a manner that will permit adherence to safety requirements such as social distancing and worker limitation restrictions and allow for the use of staggered shifts. These modifications are effective immediately. All projects must still adhere to all other guidelines. See the modified restrictions here. 

Governor Wolf Provides Guidance for Construction to Resume on May 1


CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus

Recommended Response Protocols (co-signed with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters)

OSHA’s example of Construction Exposure Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan

CPWR has developed a web page on the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.cpwr.com/covid-19

On this page, CPWR links to a document with guidance developed for the industry that is updated frequently: https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/CPWR_Guidance_on_COVID.pdf

Link to a YouTube with Dr. John Howard and the ironworkers on construction industry specific guidelines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9tobu0L5Dg&feature=youtu.be

Link to AGC Guidelines for COVID-19:  AGC COVID-19 Page

Link to ABC COVID-19 Stand Down Resources:  ABC Stand Down Resources

Link to NECA COVID-19 resources:  NECA COVID Resources

OSHA has released an alert titled “COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce” in English and Spanish

COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Workforce (April 2020)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4000.pdf  English

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4001.pdf  Spanish


Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council

The MACSC consists of Construction Safety Specialists representing Construction Managers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Insurance Companies, Insurance Brokers, Health Care, Union Representatives, Consultants, Construction Association Representatives and Others. MACSC’s efforts are directed towards, but not limited to sharing safety information for our mutual benefit, fostering safety awareness, standardizing safety practices, encouraging cooperation and open communications, providing a resource of knowledge, experience and information and assisting contractors with implementing and maintaining safe work practices.

The Safety Council in collaboration with our industry partners to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Be a part of the change for safety…be a member of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council. Click the “Become a Member” button below.

Great article promoting the OSHA/MACSC Region III Focus Four Campaign – Shout out to the Mid Atlantic Construction Safety Council for their continued support. OSHA’s construction safety training mitigates ‘fatal four’

Lehigh Valley Business
September 3, 2018

MACSC Success Story – “Campaign to Prevent Falls In Construction” Article CWPR: The Center for Construction Research and Training

Become a Member   Membership Renewal

Need your 10 or 30 hour OSHA training? Call our office 215-557-1961 or email Sue at sgeyer@macsc.org to schedule a class.

MACSC Foundation Scholarship Applications – Academic and Trades

QUALITYAs part of its committee to information quality, MACSC encourages communication with it s members. MACSC fosters discussions with its members and OSHA by a variety of formats including our monthly meetings, phone, and emails.

SAFETYThe information, tools, and resources provided through the Council are designed to assist those in the industry – whether worker or employer – to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

I wanted to take this time to thank the MACSC for the Scholarship I received for the Spring 2019 year. I am very grateful and appreciate all the support this will provide with my future education. I am currently working in Pennsylvania’s construction safety industry and hope to continue making a difference in the safety community and look forward to a continued relationship with all at the MACSC.

Dustin White

EHS Student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania


If you are a safety professional, working in construction in the Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council, please download, complete and return our Membership Application listed below.

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