Contractors are being ordered to return to or continue work despite a PPE Shortage, what can you do to mitigate this risk? Please see the attached PDF sample template for submitting conditions you should be requesting for your work to proceed lawfully to protect your employee, the public and mitigate your liability.
BREAKING NEWS: THE PENNSYLVANIA WAIVER PROCESS IS CLOSING EFFECTIVE APRIL 3, 2020. IF YOU HAVE NOT FILED FOR A WAIVER YOU SHOULD DO SO BEFORE THEN
If you believe your work should be subject to a waiver, you can apply through this link: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinesses
The waiver request should articulate:
- how your work will support one of the industries deemed “life-sustaining” in Governor’s Order;
- how the work will support an important public safety, health or welfare interest;
- workers performing the work, will be the minimum needed, and will be subject to protections that will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in performing that work, and/or
- It could also be helpful to reference if all workers are from, and the work will be performed in, a county that has few or no COVID-19 cases.
THERE IS ALSO ELABORATE FAQ ON THE COMMONWEALTH’ S WEBSITE TO AID IN FILING FOR A WAIVER.