Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be issued at a rapid pace. In order to stay up to date and access accurate information, employers are encouraged to utilize the below links. We will continue to update this page with new infomation throughout this crisis
Webinar series on Coronavirus:
- April 1 and April 8 - 1:00pm: Insight During Uncertainty: Coronavirus Webcast Series - Hosted By RSM: Register
- Coronavirus Impacts on HR and Employee Benefits Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m. ET: Company owners and human resource managers will receive an overview of pressing employer regulatory and employee benefits issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and legislative response. Topics to be covered include special enrollment periods and well as premium grace periods for the fully insured, as well as self-funded group health plans and an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1725358450196787211
- Contractors and Supply Chain Partners: Thinking and Delivering “Win-Win” Supply Chains Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. ET: Hear from a panel of ABC’s strategic partners about how contractors and supply chain partners can collaborate with a win-win attitude to plan for and execute construction business continuity today, tomorrow and over the next few months as we battle COVID-19. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4235373072107111691
- Assessing Your Loan Options Under the CARES Act Friday, April 3, 12 p.m. ET *Hosted by Fox Rothschild LLP; this is not an ABC webinar* Many cash-strapped small businesses may find a lifeline in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus act signed by President Trump, through existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. The CARES Act, in conjunction with the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act (CESA), creates new loan programs and loosens some SBA loan program requirements, with the goal of giving small and mid-sized businesses quick access to funds and enabling companies to retain employees and maintain operations during the crisis. Our panelists will detail the differences between the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and the 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program, explaining which option may best fit a company’s needs and strategic objectives, as well as discuss the requirements for the new loans for companies with more than 500 employees. Registration: click here
- New Federal Paid Leave and Stimulus Laws and the Impact of the COVID-19 Virus on the Construction Workplace Thursday, April 9, 3 p.m. ET: Two major laws dealing with the COVID-19 virus, along with dozens of state and local orders, are severely affecting the construction industry. As of April 1, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act mandates new paid leave for employees, while the CARES Act offers federal stimulus to help employers retain their employees in the face of mounting layoffs. ABC general counsel Maury Baskin will describe the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and state and local agencies to help contractors understand the new rules governing all construction workplaces. Speaker: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7610127201052969740
- Technology Can Help ABC Contractors as Coronavirus Disrupts the Industry Thursday, April 16, 3 p.m. ET: Which technologies can help your business succeed during the coronavirus pandemic—and immediately improve your bottom line when you are back up and running at full capacity? Hear about collaborative technologies that will improve productivity and learn which solutions could work best for different contractors. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7267174131073058059
- Previously Recorded March 13: COVID-19 Common Employer Questions Asked and Answered - Hosted by Littler Mendleson: View Webinar
- Previously Recorded March 18, 2020: Construction Employer Responsibilities and OSHA Compliance During the Coronavirus Emergency: Click Here to View Webinar Powerpoint
- Previously Recorded: Bradley - COVID-19 Webinar Series: Business Continuity Planning: View Webinar
- Previously Recorded: March 24 - 2:00pm CT: COVID-19 and its Impact on Jobsite Health and Safety: Request access to previous ABC Webinars here
- Previously Recorded: March 26 - 2:00pm CT: COVID-19 From the C-Suite Leaders Perspective: Request access to previous ABC Webinars here
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on the coronavirus, including the resources below:
Visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website for interim guidance on preventing exposures and infection:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Other Information, Policies and Guidelines shared by ABC Alabama Members
Best Practices gathered from ABC Alabama Safety Committee
- Employ a “Sanitizing Crew” to go around all day long wiping down commonly-touched areas such as elevator buttons, light switches, door knobs, etc.. Of course, this crew has to be protected with proper PPE.
- Limit how many people can be in an elevator at one time.
- Postponing training, such as 1-on-1 coaching in the cab of equipment and classroom-style instruction.
- One supervisor is communicating to employees from a truck tailgate and keeping 6’ between people.
- Replacement operators no longer have face-to-face contact at shift change time—but instead have the off-going shift scrub down their equipment and area and leave operational and maintenance notes on a white board or in a log for the next shift.
- Eliminate travel and replace it with virtual meetings and emails, and phone calls/ conference calls (for reaching a larger audience)
- Information—OHC and others offer updated COVID-19 prevention tips constantly.
- Use gloves when you fuel your vehicle.
- Jobsite Handwash Station
ABC Safety Commitee Meeting Archives
As part of ABC's mission to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work, we offer member- and partner-developed safety resources free of charge for use by the construction industry.
Our goal is to send every construction industry employee home in the same--or better--condition--than which they arrived. The resources below have been developed by ABC members and partners. This webpage and its' resources are continuously evolving--check back often for new resources generously provided by members and partners.
* While these resources have been reviewed and proven effective, the end user assumes all liability when employing them in a manner other than that designated by the resource.
ABC Alabama Safety Committee Meeting Presentation Archives
March 13, 2020 - David Riddle, 3M Fall Protection