Almost every industry in the world has a role to play in curbing the spread of COVID-19. And the construction industry hasn’t been left behind. When working on a construction project, you want to ensure the safety of your crew. Here are health tips to ensure the safety of your construction workers during these unprecedented times.
Prescreen Workers before Shifts
Almost every essential business prescreens workers before shifts. For instance, checking the temperature of workers can help you determine whether they are healthy. And this is a practical step because high fever is a common COVID-19 symptom. Therefore, always check the workers’ temperature before you allow them to your job site.
Wear Face Masks if Possible
Every construction worker should wear a face mask. That’s because they are mostly close to each other. If one worker contracts COVID-19, they can spread it to the others if they don’t wear face masks. Therefore, make sure that your construction workers wear face masks to prevent the spread of the illness.
Provide Time for Cleaning and Disinfecting
If your construction site is active during COVID-19, allow time for cleaning and disinfecting the shared equipment and spaces. Water and soap can help in cleaning the workplace. However, you can use non-bleach disinfecting wipes. If you have 70% isopropyl alcohol, you can use it to clean the surfaces and equipment.
Make Construction Workers Safety and Health a Priority
You can do many things to ensure the health and safety of construction workers during the pandemic. For instance, make sure that nobody enters or leaves the construction site without screening. Also, take action immediately a worker shows symptoms that may hint at a possible illness. What’s more, allow employees time off if necessary.
It’s crucial to ensure cleanliness and adhere to safety measures at the construction site. Also, make sure that your construction workers understand how this disease spread and how to protect themselves.