NRCA is part of a construction industry safety coalition that is supporting a national COVID-19 safety stand down Jan. 11-15. NRCA is asking members to consider participating in the training and awareness effort. The safety stand down is a voluntary event by employers to reinforce the need to follow all COVID-19 safe work practices and protocols and encourage workers to be vigilant in preventing the spread of the virus. The stand down is a brief, dedicated training session highlighting the hazards and controls related to COVID-19. Here’s what you can do:
- Select a day to do a focused session on COVID-19 hazards during the week of Jan. 11. Participation is easy with NRCA’s resources. Click here to download NRCA’s COVID-19 Toolbox Talks in English or Spanish found under NRCA Safety Resources. Make copies of the Toolbox Talk to email or give to your workers before the stand-down session.
- Assemble workers at a safe distance or reach out to them by email, conference call or virtual meeting. Have a group leader discuss the key points on the NRCA Toolbox Talk related to COVID-19 symptoms, methods of transmission of the infection, people most at risk, and how best to protect workers and others. Ask whether workers have questions about protocols your company has in place and provide answers either immediately or as a follow-up.
- Remind workers of the importance of personal hygiene and safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and thank them for participating in the stand down. Tell them their safety and the safety of others are critical to your company and you are dedicated to keeping your workplace safe and healthy.
We hope you join us and NRCA for the National COVID-19 SafetyStand-Down. Check out the NRCA COVID page to learn more!