How COVID-19 Has Impacted Code Compliance in Construction


On this Flintco video stream, Code Compliance Officer for the City of Austin Peter Mason joins Voice of B2B for a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected not only code compliance in the construction industry, but general work on jobsites in the United States and around the world.

Specifically, Mason said that the pandemic has created a shift not only in the pure volume of calls, but in

“Our call volume has increased significantly,” he said. “Right now, I think we’ve done over 3,000 3-1-1 calls, and a lot of what we’re looking at is maintaining that social distance, which is six feet, and keeping that safety – handwashing stations, temperature taking, and making sure that construction sites are safer for everyone involved.”

Mason said the current period of uncertainty is unlike anything the city has ever seen before, requiring members of all the globe’s industry’s still in operation to proactively manage the risks that come along with the spread of the virus.

Those risks are boosted in construction, Mason said, by the necessary proximity of construction workers to one another, the sheer amount of people on jobsites, and the virus living on abundant steel surfaces for up to two weeks.

Best practices to help avoid these risks on jobsites include the wearing of protective masks and gloves, supplying as many eyewash stations and handwashing stations as possible, eye protection being used when available, the use of essential personnel only, thorough cleaning, and more.

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