Protecting our employees, subcontractors, and partners is the top priority for BlueScope Construction. We take great pride in our industry-leading safety metrics, and we take greater pride in our people and protecting each one of them. As COVID-19 swept the country, BlueScope Construction implemented several new protocols on our construction job sites that continue today to keep people safe.
“While the threat of COVID-19 to job site safety may not be visible, it is very real,” said Kenny Strope, senior vice president of construction at BlueScope Construction. “Zero Harm cannot just be our goal; it must be our committment. Protecting our people comes first. When we take care of them, they take care of our company and our customers. By taking this virus seriously and putting protocols in-place, we not only keep our people safe, but we keep our projects moving, so we can deliver the high-quality facilities our customers expect on-schedule.”
To help further prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on job sites, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here are additional tips to keep job sites and employees safe. BlueScope Construction is abiding by each of these recommendations:
To help educate employees about hygiene protocols, visitor restrictions, and other new policies and procedures implemented in response to COVID-19, we have posted signage throughout job sites. Please note, we are sharing this information as a guideline for those who manage and/or work on construction job sites. This information is not to be relied upon to prevent the spread or transmission of COVID-19 or prevent a safety violation from being issued by a jurisdictional authority. This is not legal advice. You should continually evaluate the specific hazards at your job sites along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.