The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease attributed to it – COVID-19 – presents a major worker health protection challenge. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Construction Committee prepared this guidance to give construction employers a practical plan for protecting construction workers from COVID-19.
It includes key information on how the virus spreads and how exposure occurs. It spells out a seven-step plan to address COVID-19 and describes the role of the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) as an important tool to identify and control factors that could lead to higher exposures. The overall ap-proach supports flexibility and the document provides links to many other useful resources.
Focus on Construction Health: COVID-19