ARTBA, Construction Industry Allies Develop COVID-19 Guidance Materials
WASHINGTON – The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its partners in the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) have developed a suite of guidance materials to assist contractors in safely performing essential construction activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The materials, which are available in English and Spanish, include a “toolbox” training talk, a checklist for safe work practices and a template to help build a prevention, preparedness and response plan they can customize to their individual companies and organizations.
“The development of transportation infrastructure has been and continues to be essential to America’s economy,” says Bradley Sant, ARTBA’s senior vice president for safety and education. “During this unprecedented health crisis, this information will help construction contractors to keep working on key projects while also helping them educate their employees about safe project sites and practices.”
The multi-lingual materials are available on ARTBA’s website, along with many other materials to assist and inform industry members about working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Established in 1902 and with more than 8,000 public and private sector members, Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA advocates for strong investment in transportation infrastructure to meet the public and business community demand for safe and efficient travel.
ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY COALITION
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) is made up of 25 trade associations, representing all sectors of the construction industry, including commercial building, heavy industrial production, home building, road repair, specialty trade contractors and material suppliers. Virtually every construction trade, task, and activity is represented by the member associations of the CISC. Workplace safety and health is a priority for all members of the coalition, and each is committed to helping create safer construction jobsites for workers.