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Building industry group urges Covid-19 safety meetups

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Tai Moses

Construction has been deemed an essential occupation during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean workers must risk their lives when they report to the job site. The Central Texas chapter of the national group Associated Builders and Contractors is asking construction job sites to host a “safety stand-down” this Thursday, April 23, “to discuss safe work practices and protocols to keep workers safe and to help slow the spread of Covid-19.” Read ABC’s guidelines (pdf) for hosting a Covid-19 safety stand-down or download the resource packet. Since all materials are online, the stand-downs can be held digitally by distributing links through text or email. The city of Austin also has a variety of materials and safety posters that can be distributed digitally or printed.

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