In this complicated time in our history, it’s imperative that we share information about our businesses and the impact COVID-19 is having on the way we live, learn, and work. This is especially true for protecting the health and safety of essential employees amid the spread of the coronavirus.
Providing safety- and health-related information and resources will continue to be a crucial part of SMACNA and its Safety and Health Department. Please note, however, that due to the nature of the virus and the complexity of workplace issues, there are safety and health questions and workplace situations that require specific guidance beyond the scope of SMACNA subject matter experts. In those cases, SMACNA suggests following CDC guidelines and OSHA regulations, as well as working closely with the client/owner and/or general contractor to address proper protections for all involved.
To help employers plan for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace, the following resources may be helpful:
SMACNA will continue to be vigilant in our coverage and provide safety- and health-related updates needed as COVID-19 pandemic conditions change, including new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts to businesses and society at large. For health and safety questions, contact Mike McCullion, director of market sectors and safety, at email@example.com.