April 2, 2020
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
PASADENA RELEASES SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES
On April 1, 2020 the City of Pasadena released the message, below, pertaining to construction site guidance:
The following guidelines are based on Interim CDC's Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and other publications.

  • Construction industry employers shall develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures such as social distancing; symptom checking; hygiene; decontamination procedures, and training.

  • An exposure control plan and the following practices must be followed to prevent any onsite worker from contracting COVID-19, as many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic and can potentially spread disease.

  • Failure to comply with this guidance shall be deemed as creating unsafe conditions and may result in withheld inspections or shutting down the construction site until corrected.

City staff will verify compliance with these guidelines during regular scheduled inspections for projects under construction as well as during investigations associated with complaints that may be submitted to the Pasadena Citizens Service Center at 626-744-7311 or at http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/citizen-service-center / .