To Our Valued Customers,
We hope you and your business are managing through these times. Our goal is to service and bring value to you in any way we can. Below is a resource we wanted to share for any jobsites with 10 or fewer workers. Starting Monday, May 4 all-residential construction can resume in six San Francisco Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley. Now that some construction restrictions are starting to open back up next week use the below checklist to be prepared for re-opening your jobsite.
This information is for construction-related to Essential Businesses where there are 10 or fewer construction workers at a project site. Contractors must implement all applicable measures listed below, and be prepared to explain why any measure that is not implemented is inapplicable to the business.
- Designate a Site Safety Rep (SSR) to monitor and implement all recommended safety practices regarding the COVID-19 virus with all contractor workers members.
- Signage at the entrance of the project site to inform all workers that they should: avoid entering the project site if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
- Signage posting a copy of this combined Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan and Social Distancing Protocol at each public entrance to the project site.
- Provide a daily dated tailgate session reviewing site protocols to mitigate potential spread of the virus. Document attendance of these meetings.
Measures To Protect Employee Health
- All employees have been told not to come to work if sick.
- Visibly ill employees are not permitted to enter the work space, including if they leave and return during the course of the workday.
- To the extent possible, workers are kept at least 6 feet apart.
- Provide workers Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for tasks where social distancing is not possible.
- Maintain adequate social distance in elevators and lifts/ schedule uses accordingly.
- Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected frequently, on the following schedule:
- High touch surfaces, including shared tools, are being disinfected regularly.
- Establish a cleaning protocol that will be implemented prior to leaving and exiting the jobsite.
- Disinfectant and related supplies are available to all employees at the following location(s):
- Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 is available to all employees at the following location(s):
- Soap and water are available to all employees at the following location(s):
- Inform any other employers onsite (subcontractors, for example) about each of these site- specific measures and require them to follow them. Where one contractor enters the space of another contractor, the most stringent guidelines will be followed.
- Implement a Code of Safe Practices that will at a minimum require workers/labor to follow guidelines during the course of their work.
See attached link for full detailed checklist form:
Additional Resource Links:
Order of the Health Officer No.C1907(b):
Health Officer Directive for Construction – related essential Business:
Stay safe and well!
Jessica Scerri, CEO
And Your Golden State Lumber Team