As we all continue to grapple with COVID-19 and the immense effects it is having on families, businesses, and our society,
ASA-HC is working diligently to bring its members important,
up-to-date information. Below is a list of resources beneficial to individuals and companies in the construction industry.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

  1. ASA RESOURCES
  2. CARES ACT
  3. CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES
  4. DOL/OSHA RESOURCES
  5. FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
  6. LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
  7. PPE DONATION DRIVE FOR HOUSTON MEDICAL COMMUNITY
  8. “STAY AT HOME ORDERS”
  9. TOOLBOX TALKS/COMPANY POLICIES/JOBSITE SIGNS

ASA RESOURCES

CARES ACT

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was  signed into law by President Trump. The CARES Act is the third economic stimulus package passed by Congress in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its size and scope makes it the largest stimulus package in U.S. History.

CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE RECOMMENDED PRACTICES

DOL/OSHA RESOURCES

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

On Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires businesses with under 500 employees to provide leave to employees missing work because of certain COVID-19 related reasons.

LETTERS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

  • Letter to Texas Governor Abbott – On Mar. 19, 2020, five Texas state-wide construction associations sent a letter to Governor Abbott requesting he treat construction as an essential service for the state and refrain from any action to curtail ongoing construction projects.
  • Letter to Local Elected Officials – On Mar. 23, 2020, five Texas state-wide construction associations sent a letter to local elected officials, including Houston Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Hidalgo, requesting that in the event the city or county issues a “Shelter in Place”-type order, all construction services should be deemed essential services and exempt from such an order.

PPE DONATION DRIVE FOR HOUSTON MEDICAL COMMUNITY

ASA-HC is proud to partner with Harris County Medical Society, and other Houston area construction association in a PPE donation drive for our local medical community.

“STAY AT HOME ORDERS”

TOOLBOX TALKS/COMPANY POLICIES

ASA-HC’s Safety committee has gathered numerous Tool Box Talks (TBT) related directly to COVID-19 along with action plans and policies.

 

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