COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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September 29, 2020

Hurricane Season During a Pandemic: How Construction Companies Can Prepare


Ironically, during a pandemic, experts have predicted that 2020 will be an “above-normal” hurricane season. In the days before a hurricane, residents of high-risk areas may find themselves subject to evacuation orders. Many people travel north to other states, while others flee to shelters. It seems likely that COVID-19 is an added threat to the panic that a major hurricane brings.

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September 29, 2020

Are COVID-19 Liability Waivers Enforceable?


The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has fundamentally changed the way Americans do business. Because of the pandemic, business owners now face the dilemma of either trying to keep up with the constantly changing orders, rules, and guidelines to keep their doors open, or staying closed and possibly losing their businesses forever.

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September 29, 2020

The Shield: Navigating Liability in the Construction Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The winter of 2019 saw the onset of the largest global pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Flu. COVID-19 (the coronavirus) is a highly-contagious, novel coronavirus that has resulted in widespread economic shutdowns, increased governmental regulation of daily activities, the closing of businesses, re-opening of businesses, and even the re-closing of businesses in some cases.

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September 29, 2020

Contractor Obligations under Washington’s New COVID-19 Restrictions


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for businesses, including and especially those in the construction industry.  As the virus continues to linger throughout the country, contractors have become accustomed to changing rules and policies, closings, re-openings, re-closings, and a host of other obstacles to operating in compliance and ensuring employee safety...

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September 29, 2020

Colorado COVID-19 Guidelines for Roofers


The COVID-19 pandemic has many Colorado roofers wondering what they must do to ensure they are complying with all State, County, and Federal COVID regulations.  The following will provide you with a summary of applicable standards and regulations for your roofing business as well as discussion of best practices and ways to ensure that your roofing company is in compliance.

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August 31, 2020

Cheat Sheet for Employee COVID-19 Exposure


Keep in mind that these guidelines are constantly changing, and you may have additional state and local guidelines, so please contact us before taking action. There are 3 situations in which the CDC recommends that employees quarantine...

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August 17, 2020

COVID-19 and Safety on Your Job Site


The outbreak of COVID-19 becoming a pandemic has created havoc in all aspects of society, including and especially the construction world.  In light of the pandemic, Canadian construction industry employers have certain obligations that must be met. They have immediate obligations to protect the health of workers who may be exposed to the virus, and may also face workforce interruptions, either due to employees contracting the virus, or due to supply chain disruption...

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August 6, 2020

Liability of Employers in COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Claims


As of the time of this writing, the State of Florida has surpassed New York as the state with the second-most recorded COVID-19 cases in the nation, exceeded only by California. According to the COVID-19 Dashboard from John Hopkins University, more than 420,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Florida...

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July 31, 2020

Can OSHA impose COVID-19 Guidelines?


With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise throughout the United States, we have grown accustomed to changes in rules, shifts in policy, closings, re-openings, re-closings, and a host of other obstacles to operating in compliance. Of these changes, the CDC’s interim and revised guidance regarding face masks in the workplace may be the most notable...

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July 30, 2020

5 Safety Measures Contractors Can Use During COVID-19


COVID-19 has upended all of our lives in myriad ways – and we may be living with it for the foreseeable future. For those in the construction industry, certain protocols should be followed to help protect workers and alleviate some of the COVID-19 stress associated with our new reality...

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