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COVID-19 and responsibilities of prime contractors on construction sites

Published on: April 30, 2021

Construction employers must take necessary precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness to themselves, workers, and others at the workplace. Prime contractors have specific responsibilities for health and safety on a multiple-employer construction site and must ensure all activities are coordinated.

To ensure the health and safety of workers, the prime contractor must make sure that employers have COVID-19 safety plans in place to reduce the risk of transmission in the workplace.

What are the responsibilities of prime contractors for preventing COVID-19 transmission on a construction site with multiple employers? What considerations need to be made to ensure their COVID-19 safety plans are effective? Frequently asked questions: COVID-19 and responsibilities of prime contractors on construction sites answers these common questions and others, and helps prime contractors to understand and meet their responsibilities as employers.

Learn more about COVID-19 in the construction industry.