Governor Inslee announced his plan over the weekend to allow construction projects previously underway to be completed.
In an addendum to his current Proclamation , Inslee says that these projects are being allowed under certain conditions.
The requirements developed by the work group are as follows:
Specific safety requirements include:
COVID-19 site supervisor
A site-specific COVID-19 supervisor will be designated by the contractor at every job site to monitor the health of employees and enforce the COVID-19 job site safety plan.
COVID-19 safety training
A training must be conducted on all job sites on the first day of returning to work, and weekly thereafter, to explain the protective measures in place for all workers.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet of separation must be maintained by every person on the job site at all times.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) — employer provided
Employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate, or required, for the work being done.
The plan also includes proper sanitation and cleanliness for workers, as well as policies to encourage workers to stay home or leave the job site when they are sick.
The order includes public construction projects underway from the state Department of Transportation as well. WSDOT staff and contractors will implement similar protocols and crews will need to demonstrate how they will adhere to safety protocols and compliance.