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The NAHB and its construction industry partners are calling for a second COVID-19 safety stand down on jobsites of all types as cases continue to soar throughout the nation. Small and large construction companies focusing on single-family and multifamily as well as residential construction contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to halt work for at least 10 minutes during the week of Jan. 11 to remind workers of safety practices.

“Industry experts anticipate a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, so NAHB and our partners in the construction industry believe it is important and timely to reiterate what workers should do to keep safe from the coronavirus and to help reduce the spread,” says Robert Matuga, NAHB assistant vice president of labor, safety, and health. Hundreds of NAHB member companies and affiliated home builder associations participated in the first safety stand down in April.

The NAHB provides three steps for sites to do their stand downs:

  1. Prepare: Compile the information needed for the stand down; NAHB has developed blueprints in English and Spanish for builders and trade contractors;
  2. Cover the basics: Stress the importance of preventing the virus spread by encouraging workers to follow basic infection prevention measures; and
  3. Hold the stand down: Present the information to workers, keeping it short within the 10 minutes, as well as distributing digitally.
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