IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020
Safety & Health Department
The Iron Workers (IW) Safety and Health Department has developed reporting tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on jobsites in the U.S. and Canada. They have been distributed to partner contractors and Iron Workers local unions and district councils.
Please call 1-833-355-SAFE (7233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org from the United States or Canada for immediate assistance with workplace safety incidents, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please click below for an editable PDF form to report to the safety department via e-mail, ironworker members who might be infected or confirmed with the Coronavirus.
Please note that this form is for internal use only. It helps track information on COVID-19 cases and provide weekly updates to the IW leadership on the number of affected ironworkers and contractors.
COVID-19 Case Reporting Form
Safety, Leadership and Training
OSHA Offers Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings
OSHA published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of masks in the workplace. The new guidance outlines the differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators.
IMPACT Training in July
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Avoid These Change Order Snafus
It is always important for construction firms to track changes to their construction agreements, so that they can bill their customers appropriately. It’s even more important after extended COVID-19 shutdowns.
Construction Productivity Stats Approach Pre-coronavirus Levels
Statistics are indicating construction work may be approaching pre-coronavirus numbers, according to data collected by Procore and the Associated General Contractors of America. Read more
Construction Employment Sees Record Rebound
Construction employment bounced back strongly in May from April’s massive losses, adding 464,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.
Congress Clears Bill to Ease PPP Rules
Borrowers only have to use 60% of their loan funds for payroll costs under changes the federal government made to the Paycheck Protection Program. Read more
A New Beginning: 5 Ways Construction Is Reopening and Preparing for a Safer Future
As lockdowns lift, one thing is certain: In an intense period of heightened risk, business as usual isn’t an option. To help companies reset their site-safety strategies, industry experts offer five key ways construction companies can start their projects anew. Read more
How Exoskeletons Improve Social Distancing on Site and Defeat Construction Labor Shortages
Robotic, powered exoskeletons improve mobility, flexibility, and strength to allow one operator to replace some small teams, and lighten strain to reduce the role that physical strength plays in recruiting and retaining workers. Read more
Contractor News & Resources
IMPACT Webinar Series
A survey revealed that 99% of the contractors who participated in the IMPACT CARES Act webinar series found it helpful in obtaining government assistance.
In case you missed the highly informative live webinar series IMPACT hosted for your benefit, please click below:
Get Answers to Your Government Stimulus Questions
How to Fill out the Online CARES Act Applications Successfully
What you need to know about Federal & Provincial Financial Aid
COVID-19 Tax Impact: How to survive and Conquer | Presentation
PPP Loan Forgiveness | Presentation
Return of the Economist: COVID 19 Economic Update | Presentation
What Does it Take to Pre-Qualify for Industrial Projects?
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. EDT
Iron Workers District Representative Wayne Creasap will discuss contractor pre-qualification:
Review basic OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements
Top ten recordkeeping questions