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Updated Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Based on recent guidance changes from the 
California Department of Public Health, Cal OSHA, and the County of San Diego, the Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan on which WECA has partnered has been revised to reflect those changes (highlighted in yellow).

Construction continues to operate during this crisis as an essential industry, and contractors have been effective in implementing safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to build critical infrastructure in the region. The Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan is a consolidation of those Best Practices based on direction from health experts and boots-on-the-ground experiences from construction safety professionals.

While each jobsite is different, and contractors will adapt to each situation, this plan provides some uniformity for contractors, workers, and owners all working to protect construction personnel, and the general public. With greater consistency in approach, these safety measures will become more universal and effective.

The rules can change daily, but some form of enhanced safety measures will be in place for the long-haul of the COVID-19 crisis. The Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan will be regularly updated to comply with the latest mandates in San Diego County.