Covid-19: Construction Alert – Are You Ready For Construction Operations To Safely Resume?

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire

Construction operations in Pennsylvania resumed as of May 1, 2020.   Is your work site prepared for operations in a COVID-19 world?

Conducting construction operations in an age of social distancing brings with it numerous unprecedented—and complex—new considerations such as, for example, the following:

  • COVID-19 safety plans and selection of a pandemic safety officer
  • Protocols for screening employees for illness or potential exposure to Coronavirus
  • Action plans for when a worker is symptomatic or tests positive for Coronavirus
  • Enhanced obligations to maintain a sanitary workplace
  • Personal protective equipment for employees
  • Balancing physical distancing and safe construction practices
  • Limitations on the number of workers permitted on the work site
  • OSHA reporting
  • Coronavirus-related workers compensation issues
  • Employee requests for leave relating to illness and childcare issues
  • Contractual obligations arising out of Coronavirus-related construction delays
  • Insurance coverage issues

We are closely monitoring COVID-19-related governmental orders, regulatory guidance, and CDC recommendations, and we can help guide you in navigating the unprecedented complexity of safely performing construction operations during this pandemic. 

The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP is a full-service law firm in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We strive to help people, businesses and institutions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania solve legal problems – and even prevent legal problems before they occur.  To learn more about the full range of our specific practice areas, please visit or contact Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire at 610-565-5700 ext. 101 or at [email protected]

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