Before construction sites reopen, one of the top responsibilities of leaders is to ensure the safety of all the people coming and going from your job sites and offices.Unfortunately, leaders need to make safety and protection decisions based on ever-changing data regarding the transmission, testing and symptoms of COVID-19.

There are no pandemic laws or standards yet, so what constitutes legal violations is murky.Don’t make it easy to pile on charges.If, despite best efforts, an employee or contractor contracts COVID-19 and suffers permanent injury or dies, and the employer doesn’t comply with existing federal and state laws and standards for employee safety, the injured party can pile on charges in a negligence lawsuit.

This is more expensive, time consuming and demoralizing than most can stomach. It can also destroy your reputation and brand.

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