COVID-19 Recommended Best Practices for Construction Jobsites

March 25, 2020

 

 

Routine Environmental Cleaning of Jobsite: 

▪ Routine cleaning shall be performed of all frequently touched surfaces on the jobsite. This includes, however is not limited to, workstations, countertops, handles, doorknobs, gang boxes, shared tools and equipment. 

▪ The use of appropriate cleaning agents and directions shall be utilized to perform all cleaning. Ensure all exposed workers are trained on the hazards of the cleaning chemicals used in the workplace in accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard. Employers must comply with OSHA’s standards on Bloodborne Pathogens, including proper disposal of regulated waste, and PPE. 

▪ Portable bathrooms will be serviced at a minimum of three (3) times a week where we are responsible for the portable bathrooms. On jobsites where trade partners provide their own portable bathrooms, trades must also endeavor to have them serviced at a minimum of three (3) times a week. 

▪ Hand sanitizer shall be provided in/or around all portable bathrooms. 

▪ Project trailers/offices need to be cleaned daily. 

▪ All common break areas, lunch and break rooms will be cleaned multiple times throughout the workday. 

▪ Do not congregate in lunch areas. 

▪ No communal food shall be permitted on the jobsite until further notice, i.e., donuts, pizza, buffets, etc. 

▪ All jobsite employees are required to clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. 

▪ Soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs shall be provided in the workplace. Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained. Place hand rubs in multiple locations or in conference rooms to encourage hand hygiene. 

▪ Do not share tools. 

▪ Do not share personal protection equipment (PPE). 

▪ Sanitize reusable PPE per manufacturer’s recommendation prior to each use. 

▪ Ensure used PPE is disposed of properly. 

▪ Utilize disposable gloves where appropriate; instruct workers to wash hands after removing gloves. 

▪ Disinfect reusable supplies and equipment. 

▪ Identify specific locations and practices for daily trash such as: paper, hand towels, food containers, etc. Instruct workers responsible for trash removal in proper PPE/hand washing practices. 

▪ Do not use a common water cooler. Provide individual water bottles or instruct workers to bring their own. 

▪ Utilize shoe sanitation tubs (non-bleach sanitizer solution) prior to entering/leaving jobsite. 

▪ Instruct workers to change work clothes prior to arriving home; and to wash clothes in hot water with laundry sanitizer. 

▪ Don’t stack trades if possible. 

▪ Utilize disposable hand towels and no-touch trash receptacles. 

▪ Avoid cleaning techniques, such as using pressurized air or water sprays that may result in the generation of bioaerosols. 

▪ Clean surfaces of service/fleet vehicles, steering wheel, gear shift, instrument panels, etc.; use aerosol sanitizers inside closed cabs. 

▪ In regards to shuttling employees, ensure distancing and encourage workers to provide their own transportation where possible. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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