AGC calls for measures to rebuild the economy as the 7th edition of our survey finds 69 percent of firms report having projects canceled since the start of the pandemic. Among the measures we are calling for are new infrastructure investments, liability protections for contractors and an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. Association officials…

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Factors to Consider when Planning to Purchase Respirators From Another Country This webinar discusses key factors to help buyers make informed procurement decisions when making a respirator purchase. The information will help to maximize the likelihood of obtaining effective products that will keep workers safe.

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During today’s press conference, Governor DeWine announced that the previous “Stay Safe Ohio” order that limited Ohioans movement is being replaced with an “urgent health advisory.” The advisory encourages citizens follow best practices to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and loosens travel recommendations. The advisory does continue advising Ohioans to avoid groups of…

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In our ongoing efforts to track the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, we are asking all of you to please take a few minutes to complete the seventh edition of our member survey HERE. Your answers help us determine how best to continue supporting the industry and what type of federal support…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following COVID-19 updates. PANDEMIC EBT PLAN: Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OJFS) has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture for its Pandemic EBT plan. The Pandemic EBT program…

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GC released the latest in its series of Coronavirus safety tips today, focusing on the products that should be used for disinfection. You can find those, and prior weeks’ safety tips HERE. Please make sure you are sharing these safety tips with your teams and encouraging them to hold frequent safety briefings and stand downs…

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This Friday, May 8, the AGC of Ohio Safety Committee will host an online discussion at 10 a.m. about Ohio’s latest COVID-19 regulations and how contractors are implementing them. An Outlook invite has been sent to those who regularly participate in safety meetings. If you didn’t receive an invitation and are interested in joining the…

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To assist businesses, building owners, and others reopening buildings that have been closed, the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio EPA issued recommendations for water supply flushing and guidance for plumbing water service restoration: Recommendations for Water Supply Flushing for Reopening of Buildings Under Statewide COVID-19 Transition Plan; and Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service…

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AGC received calls today from contractors confused about the new Stay Safe Ohio Order and face coverings for employees. It is important to note that the previous two “Stay at Home” orders that included essential businesses have expired, and the new Stay Safe Ohio Order is currently in effect. Employers are expected to follow its…

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WEEK IN REVIEW Friday, May 1, 2020 Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D., MPH, and provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor and Dr. Acton announced Ohio’s plan…

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