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COVID-19 Construction Site Safety Information

The spirit of BIA's efforts related to site safety is to facilitate a culture change on project sites and equip members with the basics needed to effectively keep workers safe. We want the construction industry to get back to the business of building and rebuilding this city, knowing how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and adopting practices and new standards of operation that will make job sites safe now and less likely to be shut down again in the future. It is incumbent on all of us to adhere to whatever safety protocols are mandated because if we don't, all of us will face the consequences.

Make sure to visit L+I's blog post for up-to-date guidance and clarifications on the Mayor's Executive Order opening construction activity.  Also, see the links below for slides from the BIA's safety webinar or to view the recording, a pandemic-specific safety plan template, and other resources.

Click here to download a PDF of the presentation. Click here for the pandemic-specific site safety plan.

Webinar Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2v1Qd6r2xCBIQrPB72DBeYQGNIG1eaa823IZ-fMLzU0xLVCLkTSbvLi-4kO4LK8I Access Password: 4.29.20#BIASafety

See also the guidance from Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry website and the updated FAQs.

NAHB also has safety guidance and safety tool talks here.

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Guidance for Landlords, Tenants, Developers and Contractors
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