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Requirements for Construction Activity


Employers involved in construction activity must comply with the following at all job sites:

  • Comply with Social Distancing Requirements;
  • Institute staggered shifts;
  • Provide one (1) working flushing toilet for every fifteen (15) workers on site or one (1) outdoor portable toilet for every ten (10) workers on site;
  • Provide onsite handwashing stations and portable restrooms stocked with hand soap and/or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
  • Mandate handwashing of at least twenty (20) seconds for workers during the following:
    1. Before workers begin work;
    2. After workers remove gloves;
    3. Before and after the use of shared items such as tools or multi-user devices;
    4. Before and after any meal or restroom breaks; and
    5. After a worker’s shift or work time ends.
  • Provide mandatory rest breaks of at least fifteen (15) minutes for every four (4) hours worked so workers may follow hygiene guidelines;
  • Take no adverse action against an employee who has been quarantined, or advised to self-quarantine, due to possible exposure to coronavirus;
  • Verify that the worker has performed a mandatory temperature check before the worker leaves home. If a worker has a fever of greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, then they are prohibited from going to work and must remain at home;
  • Limit crossover of subcontractors;
  • Prohibit gatherings during meals or breaks;
  • Keep a 6 foot distance between people at all times, unless the work being performed requires multiple individuals for the safety of the workers;
  • Do not use a common water cooler. Provide individual water bottles or instruct workers to bring their own;
  • Allow non-essential personnel to work from home when possible; and
  • Designate a COVID-19 safety monitor on each site who has the authority to enforce these provisions.
  • If possible, provide OSHA’s COVID-19 training to all employees.

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