COVID19 Image ReducedThe CDC and — as of May 26, 2020 — most states, notably Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the Northeast, have issued plans regarding the reopening of construction projects. On April 16, the White House issued a guideline titled OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN aimed at implementation on May 1, 2020.  On April 24, 2020, the Governor of Pennsylvania announced that construction projects could reopen, with certain conditions, beginning May 1, 2020. Most states have chosen to follow the CDC guidelines with minor adjustments. The state of Pennsylvania, while following CDC, has also issued specific requirements.

This report, developed by Kevin J. McMahon, MS, CIH, HazTek’s Director of Technical Services, reviews some of the key components of guidance issued by the CDC and the state of Pennsylvania and attempts to determine to what extent companies should consider the failure to follow these guidelines as exposing them to potential OSHA citations and/or liability.

Click here for HazTek’s COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening report

If you need support to plan and implement your reopening procedures, HazTek is here with a full line of Pandemic / COVID-19 Services. Our internal team of highly-talented biohazard safety experts are ready to help you and your organization to stay healthy by offering insight and designing customized solutions, including Pandemic / COVID-19 Consulting, Written Programs, and Training.

Click here for HazTek’s Pandemic/COVID-19 Services brochure

Whether you select HazTek — or choose support from another experienced firm — it is vital to invest in sufficient training and preparedness in the fight against COVID-19… beyond reviewing a generic online training checklist that doesn’t offer insight, expertise, or peace of mind to your team or to your site.

We are all in this together.

To learn how HazTek can help, please contact us at: 888-842-9835 or