Ronald J. Sikorski, Business Manager & General Vice President
Apr 1, 2020
3 min read
COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Construction Sites
Updated: Feb 2, 2021
The following guidelines are based on Interim CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to CoronavirusDisease2019(COVID-19),OSHA’sGuidanceonPreparingWorkplacesforCOVID-19,andthePublicOrder Under City of Los Angeles Emergency Authority (Issue Date March 19, 2020, Revised April 1, 2020) by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (hereinafter “Safer at Home Order”). Please check LADBS.org for the latestupdates.
Construction industry employers shall develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures such as social distancing; symptom checking; hygiene; decontamination procedures, and training. Anexposurecontrolplanandthefollowingpracticesmustbefollowedtopreventanyonsiteworkerfromcontracting COVID-19, as many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic and can potentially spread disease. Failure to comply with these guidelines shall be deemed as creating unsafe conditions as per the Safer at Home Order section 5(ix) and may result in withheld inspections or shutting down the construction site untilcorrected.
In keeping with the forgoing authorities, LADBS staﬀ will verify compliance with the below guidelines during regular scheduledinspectionsforprojectsunderconstructionaswellasduringinvestigationsassociatedwithcomplaintsthat maybesubmittedtoLADBS(Callcenter-311or(213)473-3231–Callswillthen beroutedtoLADBS’CallCenter.OR, use the MyLA311 Website at https://myla311.lacity.org/ or submit via the MyLA311 mobileapp.):