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COVID-19 INFORMATION
Last update 5/21/2020

Phase 1 & 2 Construction Restart Safety Requirements

This guidance, including sample documents, are provided here to help you comply with the Phase 1 & 2 safety requirements and return to work as quickly as possible.

Phase 1 construction only authorizes activities on existing construction projects that can be performed while maintaining the six-foot social distancing requirements and comply with the other Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements. Activities that require work performed less than six-feet apart is not allowed under Phase 1, but will be authorized later under additional Phase 2 jobsite safety requirements.

Failure to comply with the Phase 1 & 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements could result in a jobsite being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.

 

 

Phase 2 Construction Restart Safety Requirements

According to the Governor's Phase 2 Construction Working Group Requirements, all construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume in specific counties ONLY. Currently Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties are NOT AUTHORIZED to begin the Phase 2 Construction Restart. These counties should be following the Phase 1 requirements that are listed further below.

Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Plan Template
The first requirement is the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every jobsite. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. The following is a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your jobsites:


Additional Required Jobsite Documents
Under the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to fill out this document on every jobsite where there are moderate and high risk task levels.

 

Required Jobsite Postings
Under the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents.


Jobsite Training
Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 2. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:


Additional Phase 2 Resources:

 

 

Phase 1 Construction Restart Safety Requirements

With the governor's authorization to restart construction on April 24, this guidance, including sample documents, are provided here to help you comply with the Phase 1 safety requirements and return to work as quickly as possible.  

Phase 1 construction only authorizes activities on existing construction projects that can be performed while maintaining the six-foot social distancing requirements and comply with the other Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements. Activities that require work performed less than six-feet apart is not allowed under Phase 1, but will be authorized later under additional Phase 2 jobsite safety requirements. 

Failure to comply with the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements could result in a jobsite being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.


Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Plan

The first requirement is the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every job site. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. The following is a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your jobsites:


Required Jobsite Postings

Under the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents.


Jobsite Visitor Log

Under the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to maintain a log of all employees and visitors on each jobsite. Visitor Logs must be retained for a minimum of four weeks. Below is a sample Visitor Log to fulfill this requirement.


Jobsite Training
Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 1. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:

 

 

NAHB Offers Assistance to Those Applying for SBA Loans

The stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27 provides funding for small business loans to help deal with payroll issues. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and expanded 7(a) loan program provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 response.

If you are having trouble getting through to or getting your questions answered by the SBA, please submit this form and NAHB staff will follow up and provide additional guidance as needed. NAHB has also created a SBA loan FAQ page to help answer common questions.
 

 

HBA Special Statement Regarding COVID-19

The HBA understands that this is a difficult and potentially scary time for our members. We are working diligently to provide you with relevant information as soon as it becomes available. The HBA is working closely with BIAW (Building Industry Association of Washington) to provide member companies with resources to help them navigate this changing landscape. We have converted the homepage of our website (HBATC.com) into a COVID-19 information center and will be updating it with useful information whenever possible. BIAW has also set up a COVID-19 resource page (BIAW.com/COVID19) that we encourage our members to visit.

The HBA will be emailing our members more often than normal during this crisis. We want to make sure that those who need these resources and information receive it. Please feel free to forward these emails to those inside your company who are interested. If you have trouble receiving these emails, we will also be posting all information included in these email on our website and encourage you to visit daily.

We are here for our members and ready to help! Calls to 509.735.2745 will be answered during normal business hours (8am-4pm, Monday-Friday). Staff are answering their individual emails remotely. Don't know who to email? No problem, email
info@hbatc.com and we will get you connected with the correct staff member.

The HBA wants to help. Please use us as a resource during this difficult time - we will get through this together!

 

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFORMATION:

BIAW's Important COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Governor's Official Guidance on Construction Being Non-Essential

Governor's Official Order Regarding Construction

Governor's Official Memo Regarding Real Estate and Mortgage

Employement Security Department COVID-19 Resource Page

Employment Security Department COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available

NAHB Help with SBA Loan Applications

NAHB FAQ About SBA Loans

Stimulus Resources for NAHB Members

Governor's Order Extending Stay Home, Stay Safe

Governor's Order Delaying Implementation of New Codes

20-25 Addendum Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart Proclamation

BIAW's COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Page

FAQ on Governor's Phase 1 Construction Restart Memo

PPE Resources

Phase 1 FAQ

Phase 2 FAQ

 

 

   

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