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Worker Safety & Benefits Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

worker safety benefits coronavirus pandemic - construction IndustryAs New York City slowly starts to re-open after the closures which were mandated to stop or slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., is well aware that New York residents are harboring great uncertainty about their future financial well-being, safety, and benefits. That is especially the case for construction site workers and trade laborers who have significantly been impacted by a number of evolving directives relating to the coronavirus.

During these uncertain times it is best to empower yourself with the facts, especially since updates unfold on a daily basis. Our firm has compiled a list of recent developments regarding the re-opening of non-essential and business activities associated with the construction industry.

– Opening Construction Industry in Phase One. New York City has already completed phase one of re-opening non-essential and business activities, including the construction industry. The following sectors of the construction industry that can now safely open include:

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction

Mandatory Safety Measures for Opening the Construction Industry. In order to safely open, the construction industry must adhere to certain safety rules, including but not limited to:

  • Physical Distancing:
    – Ensure 6 ft. distance between personnel, unless safety or core function of the work activity requires a shorter distance.
    – Any time personnel are less than 6 ft. apart from one another, personnel must wear acceptable face coverings.
    – For any work occurring indoors, limit workforce presence to no more than 1 worker per 250 sq. ft. on site, excluding supervisors in this calculation, unless additional personal protective measures are implemented (e.g. face coverings at all times).
    – If small spaces are occupied by more than one person at a time, keep occupancy under 50% of maximum capacity.
    – Limit non-essential in-person gatherings as much as possible.
    – Establish designated areas for pick-ups and deliveries, limiting contact to the extent possible.
  • Providing Protective Equipment
    – Employers must provide employees with an acceptable face covering at no-cost to the employee and have an adequate supply of coverings in case of replacement.
    – Limit the sharing of objects (e.g. tools, machinery, and discourage touching of shared surfaces; or, when in contact with shared objects or
    – frequently touched areas, wear gloves or, sanitize or wash hands before and after contact
  • Adhere to Proper Hygiene, Cleaning, and Disinfection Requirements from the CDC
    – Provide and maintain hand hygiene stations for personnel
    – Provide and encourage employees to use cleaning/disinfecting supplies before and after use of shared and frequently touched surfaces, followed by hand hygiene
    – Conduct regular cleaning and disinfection
    – Prohibit shared food and beverages (e.g. buffet-style meals)

Contact Our New York Construction Accident Attorneys

As a firm that has served residents of New York City in times of turbulence, our team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. knows the coronavirus has significantly impacted many residents. We are here to help all of our clients who have been harmed.

If you have been the victim of a construction site accident that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City construction site accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City construction accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.

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