COVID-19 Poses Big Challenges for Small Construction Firms

Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals can help small construction firms build safety into their worksites, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small construction firms, with 20 or fewer employees, face constant challenges obtaining safety information and resources. They are less likely to belong to trade associations or be connected to unions, which are common sources for this information [1]. In some cases, these companies employ crews that do not speak English as their first language. This makes sharing information even tougher. OSH professionals can help small construction firms maintain their footing during the COVID-19 pandemic by: Sharing information written simply