As the map below demonstrates, COVID-19 continues to spread in North Carolina and stress medical resources such as hospitals. It is critical as an industry that we do our part to reduce the spread of the virus.
You can help, January 11-15, by spending 10 minutes on your jobsite reminding workers how they can keep themselves and others safe.
NCHBA is joining with the National Association of Home Builders and Builders Mutual in asking builders to pause work for a COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down. As part of the safety stand down, members are being asked to relay coronavirus safety precautions, such as wearing face coverings, maintaining a distance of six feet between workers at all times, cleaning and sanitizing frequently used tools, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces on a regular basis, ensuring the proper sanitation of common surfaces and equipment, and providing safe, clean, and accessible restrooms and adequate hand washing stations.
Three Steps to Hold Your Own Stand Down:
- Prepare. Compile the information you will need for the stand down. NAHB has developed detailed blueprints — in English and Spanish — for builders and trade contractors to conduct their COVID-19 safety stand downs.
- Cover the basics. As COVID-19 cases surge, stress the importance of preventing the virus spread by encouraging workers to following basic infection prevention measures.
- Hold your stand-down. Present the information to the workers, keeping it short and simple. The safety information can be distributed digitally (through email and/or text).
You can access additional materials and a comprehensive Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction here.