For decades, the regulatory agency operated by the United States Department of Labor has been implementing safety procedures and guidelines for workers in the construction industry. Yet, as conditions change and new dangers arise, there is always room for improvement especially with the current times.
Preventing the Spread of Covid-19
OSHA’s general duty clause requires employers to provide a safe a secure workplace by providing any materials needed to maintain safety. Regarding COVID-19 the following actions are being put in place
• Paid leave for employees to get vaccinated
• Lowering the size of work crews on jobsites
• Increased ventilation
• Staggering break times
It's nice to see employers protecting their employees by implementing these guidelines, however below is a summarized list provided by the Occupational Health & Safety website that provides other actions you can personally take to keep yourself more safe.
Being Preventative Is Advantageous to Everyone
Prevention is the best way to reduce hazardous work environments. When everyone is taking steps to keep the work environment safe and clean, it leads to less stress and more time to complete tasks efficiently.
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