WA Phase Two

Washington State Construction

What does “phase two” mean for me, the carpenter?
As of May 15, phase two of the “Safe Start” construction plan is underway for reopening work in Washington. Phase two covers all construction, including new development. So what precautions still need to happen on your job site? Many of the rules from phase one of the plan still apply.

Contractors must meet specific safety requirements before restarting construction. You should expect to:

Learn about your employer’s COVID-19 policies

Maintain six-feet of separation unless other prevention measures are required

Receive personal
protective equipment (PPE)
from your employer such as gloves, goggles, and face shields

Wear facial cloth coverings when working with others unless the work requires a higher level of PPE

Use disposable gloves when sharing tools

Have adequate supplies for frequent hand washing

See a schedule that includes frequent cleaning and sanitizing of common areas and shared tools

Be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 at the beginning of your shift

Stay home or immediately go home if you feel or appear sick

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