Support Construction Safety!
Plan Your Stand Down Event
Industry stand-downs seek to educate employees, prevent the spread of COVID-19

Construction crews throughout Austin and around the country will take time TOMORROW - April 9, to Stand Down for Safety . The City of Austin Development Services Department salutes this nationwide initiative by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) to ensure workers at every construction site understand how to keep themselves, each other and their work sites safe from the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage all contractors, subcontractors and workers who continue to build our vibrant community to remember that responsible construction is not only possible, it is vital. We hope you will all stand together and stand down for safety, on April 9 and every day, to help keep you, your crews, your families and our whole community safe.

For more information about current construction worker safety requirements in the City of Austin, visit  DSD COVID-19 web page and the HBA COVID-web page .
What is a Stand Down?
A Stand Down is a 10-15 minute meeting with your workforce to review the applicable safety and health guidelines in place for COVID-19.

During the Stand Down, employers MUST continue to observe the current recommendations for social distancing by separating their workforce into groups of 10 or less and maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between persons.
Resources for Participants

AGC is offering materials for use in suggested 15-minute tailgate talks on important employee safety topics:

  • Protecting yourself and others
  • Keeping construction job sites safe
  • Stress and coping with COVID-19

These materials, posters and more ideas for your own Safety Stand-Down events are   available here.
Send Photos or Videos
from your Stand Down event

Be sure to maintain Social Distancing during your Stand Down event
Your HBA Staff, Board and other volunteer Members,
continue to work diligently to advocate on behalf of all HBA Members
to keep the construction industry moving so our community has safe housing.
This information is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be the authority on COVID-19
updates, and we cannot guarantee real-time updates on every matter. We provide this
information as a courtesy for you to use in conjunction with your due diligence.