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.
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.
COVID-19 – CONDUCTING SYMPTOM AND TEMPERATURE SCREENING ON PERSONNEL developed by The Graham Company
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)
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
As 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.
The 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.
EHS Student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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