ARTBA’s safety team, in collaboration with our construction industry partners, has developed a “toolbox” of resources to help keep your workforce safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are available in English and Spanish to ensure employees understand and comply with the regulatory requirements of federal agencies and follow industry best practices to protect health and safety.
Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease in Highway Work Zones is a seven-minute video that covers three important areas for worker health and safety: Jobsite Screening, Social Distancing, and Sanitation.
Prepared in cooperation with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition, this toolbox-talk guides forepersons, supervisors and crew leaders through the basic information essential transportation construction workers need to know while working during this coronavirus crisis. Key points include: What is COVID-19?, How Does COVID-19 Spread?, Prevention and Work Practice Controls.
Checklist for Employers and Employees
This checklist guides managers through important considerations and recommended practices to be employed to keep workers and others safe on transportation construction worksites, such as: Know the Symptoms; Employer Responsibilities; Employee Responsibilities; Cleaning/Disinfecting Jobsites and Other Protective Measures; and Personal Protective Equipment and Alternate Work Practices.
Template for Employers to Build an Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan
This plan helps employers outline steps that employers and employees can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The plan describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick.
Advice on Respiratory Protection During COVID-19 for Road Construction Workers
Developed through a partnership between ARTBA and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), this document provides guidance and insight regarding the use of masks and face coverings when N-95 respirators may not be readily available.