Phase 1 Construction Restart in Washington:

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that work on any existing construction projects may continue if as long as the following safety measures are in place:

  1. Safety plan to maintain physical distancing, adequate PPE, a COVID-19 site supervisor, etc.
  2. Comprehensive COVID-19 exposure, control and mitigation plan.
  3. Posted written notice of the work to be performed at the job site for employees, subcontractors and government officials.
  4. Safe and healthy worksite.

The announcement included a 30-point list of requirement providing more detail on these components of a safe worksite.

See the full announcement.

The Governor's office has also issued an addendum to the construction restart announcement.

See the Addendum.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has published the following document to help employers create a safe worksite.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention: General Requirements and Prevention Ideas for Workplaces

Do you have questions about how to comply with construction safety practices?

Submit your questions to the state’s Business Response Center.

More NWCB COVID-19 info.