Smith Anderson (North Carolina): Construction Companies Rethinking Safe Work Environments During COVID-19

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have offered broad guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) and worker safety, as outlined in our previous Alert, “OSHA Points Employers to Interim CDC Guidance on Worker Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” For the most part, industry-specific guidance has been focused on business operations designated as “high risk,” such as the healthcare industry. In the absence of federal guidance, some local governments, particularly COVID-19 “hot spots” such as New York City and Los Angeles, have published guidance on best practices specifically applicable to the construction industry. MORE.

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