The National Association of Home Builders has shared an interview with Dr. Scott Earnest, director of the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Earnest says in a recent interview with The Hill.TV, that “There’s a lot of emphasis on infectious disease and trying to prevent the spread of infectious disease. There’s a lot of teleworking and things like that. So it’s really had an impact on the entire industry in many different ways.”
The Construction Sector, which includes representatives from NAHB, has been actively promoting the use of masks, frequent hand washing and disinfecting of surfaces to help maintain worker safety. Exposure remains a key concern among workers, he added, and companies have responded with appropriate screening methods to keep infected workers from entering the job site and possibly infecting others.
See more at NAHB’s NAHBNow blog.