New York City Construction Job-site Re-mobilization: Assorted Policies and Procedures
Before we jump into the job site remobilization policy and procedures we've outlined below, it may help to review the following information so you have a wider lens to see how New York City fits into the Re-Opening of the State and Country.
No one has a crystal ball but the governor has on occasion, stated that it took 10 months for the Spanish Flu to run its course. Expecting this to be our new normal is realistic.
As our job sites open back up, realistic expectation about what is going to be permitted on each job site needs to be taken into consideration.
Preparation is key and making sure your men and women are ready to protect themselves and each other is paramount.
If you are a sub-contractor that has been asked to come back onsite, please expect to create a Job Specific Safety Plan, regardless of whether your GC/CM requires one or not. You should also expect to modify all JHA's and pre-task plans to make sure they comply with new working guidelines below.
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This page will continue to evolve as more information is released. Please check back for updates. Last updated 6/08/20.
Good Info from outside our area
Governor Jay Inslee's Construction Working Group Recommendations
From around the state
NYS Construction Guidelines for Employers and Employees
NYS Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template
NYS Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Construction
NYS New York Forward Plan
NYS Executive Order 202.31 extends to June 13 2020
NYS Department of Health Contact Info
Understanding business interruption insurance
OPENING YOUR OFFICE: not field related.
COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal
NYC Testing Sites for COVID-19
NYC Department of Health Reopening New York City: Frequently Asked Questions What the Construction Industry Need to Know
The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) launched an initiative offering free remote legal consultations to help small businesses navigate challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Dept of Buildings & Dept of Environmental Protection
NYC DoB: Press Release: Phase One Reopening: Safely Restarting Construction Activity in NYC: DOB will inspect every worksite across the city for social distancing compliance, proper hygiene, and to make sure construction safety requirements are met
NYC DoB: NYC Health Department: “Reopening New York City: Frequently Asked Questions What the Constructions Businesses Need to Know” as of June 07, 2020
NYC DoB: Requirement: License Renewal Applications to be submitted online as of Friday, May 8, 2020
NYC DEP: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Private Drains/Private Sewers, Private Water Mains, Drainage Proposals, Contract Plans and Hydraulic Analysis
NYC DEP: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Sewer/Water Applications
NYC DEP: Drainage Proposals & Plans
NYC DoB: SERVICE NOTICE: Online License Renewal Applications
NYC DEP: DEP is granting extensions on all Backflow Prevention Device(s) annual testing to June 30, 2020
NYC DoB: BUILDINGS BULLETIN 2020-006: Suspended work, interrupted work, COVID-19, New York State Gubernatorial Emergency Order 202.6, New York City Mayoral Emergency Order 103, securing construction or demolition site, site maintenance
NYC DoB: SERVICE NOTICE: Permit renewal extension
NYC DoB: SERVICE NOTICE: Crane Filings Launch in DOB NOW: Build, Updated Essential Construction Questionnaire for Electrical and Limited Alteration Applications and Certificates of Correction Mail Submission Deadline
NYC DoB: SERVICE NOTICE: Certificate of Occupancy, Letter of Completion, and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Folder Review Requests (PW7) Required to be Submitted in eFiling; Hub Self-Service Reopened for Submission of PW1 Plan/Work Applications
NYC DoB: Service Notice Enhancements to Post Approval Amendment and Correction Submissions in eFiling and Essential Construction Requests Update for Electrical and Limited Alteration Applications Permits and Demolition Filings
NYC DoB: Service Notice Benchmarking Guidance for May 1, 2020 Deadline and Issuance and Payment of Department of Buildings Violations for Non-Compliance
NYC DoB: Service Notice Guidelines for Suspension of Work on Non-essential Construction and Demolition Sites Including Professional Certification Categories and new Certificate of Authorization Requirement
NYC DoB: Service Notice License Renewal Extension and Essential Construction Requests Update
NYC DoB: Operational Building Bulletin 2020-004 how to secure construction and demolition sites when operations are suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19
NYC DoB: Essential Jobsite Map
JOB SITE REMOBILIZATION
Assorted Policies and Procedures
Prep your Crews & Site
Site-Specific Workplan: Coordinated breaktimes, New Safety Orientation Protocols, Daily Toolbox Talks, Signage (see #4), Muster point, Site Access w/screening protocols, staggered working hours, cleaning Protocol including the hoise and stairwells (see #5), field office protocol, meetings (foreman, pm, supers), reporting requirements from all subs
Site-Specific Safety Plan: daily stand-downs, COVID daily reporting (see Ongoing Work #2), designated responsible party of daily reporting, screening questionnaire, temperature screening plan, cleaning and decontamination plan, social distancing guidelines & signage (see #4), handwashing stations, additional PPE and personal hygiene requirements (all of these subjects make excellent toolbox talks for your daily stand downs), and reporting guidelines for onsite positive testing.
Site Logistics Plan: with gate access, handwashing station and toilet locations with required cleaning information.
Review of Sub and tier Subs pre-task plans and JHA's to ensure the work operations are in compliance with your Site Specific Workplan
OSHA ALERT: COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce
NYC Gov Basic Daily Guidelines
Daily Reports vary widely from a 5-page Daily Inspection plan to a simple checklist (MTA)
OSHA recordkeeping requirements
Employees carry disinfectant wipes
Daily employee health questionnaire
One person is assigned to all day cleaning and disinfecting
Mandating full-time N95 Face Mask and gloves