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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC.
 
The guidance describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick. The documents are specifically tailored to construction job sites. Click here to continue reading.

MTACD COVID-19 Exposure Protocols
The MTA has published an updated protocols sheet with corrected flowcharts for contractor/consultant exposure scenarios. Please replace the previous versions with the new document. This document can be adapted for use in anyone’s business.

Letter for Employees Template
As per Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the construction industry, including contractors, consultants, construction management services and material suppliers are considered exempt from reduction in workforce requirements. Click here for a sample letter that employers can give to employees as they are travelling to work. Please remind employees that, along with this letter, they must carry ID (driver's license, etc.) with them.


Construction Exempt from Governor Cuomo's Executive Order
Last night, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.6 which provides for workforce reduction, among other things, beginning tomorrow (March 20, 2020). However, in that executive order he listed Construction as an essential business. What this means is that our industry is exempt from these restrictions going forward.

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