by Robert Petrucelli
We are all navigating unknown waters in these unprecedented times. First and foremost, our primary goal at Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) is to support our members in maintaining a safe and healthy workforce.
Operationally, our members can expect full and complete business continuity, delivered virtually. AGC MA has made a point to provide all employees with the appropriate tools and technologies to continue “business as usual” from the safety of their homes.
In response to the wide volume of requests for information regarding COVID-19 and the impact it has on the industry, AGC MA has been conducting human resources/risk joint forums, safety committee discussions and constant communications with AGC of America and local associations to disseminate topics including, but not limited to, securing job sites, managing potential delays on ongoing projects and job reentry protocol.
Moving forward, AGC MA will be holding twice weekly forums open to the membership at large every Monday and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom, moderated by AGC MA member Ken Rubinstein, Preti Flaherty.
We will be answering questions related to human resources, risk, and general business concerns in the commercial construction industry in the Commonwealth. Attending members may submit their questions or concerns to [email protected].
We have also launched the AGC MA COVID-19 Resource page featuring the latest news and links to the Massachusetts State Government and city of Boston’s official COVID-19 emergency alert pages, CDC and OSHA webpages, and additional resources including a Toolbox Talk and Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic, contributed by Emma Follansbee, Mintz.
Members are also receiving a daily e-blast to keep them educated and informed on industry related news at it happens.
In in effort to support the challenges the medical community is facing, AGC MA has launched a call for N95 masks. If you have masks to donate, please reach out to your local hospital or email [email protected] and we will help to connect you directly with those in need.
Especially in these uncertain times, AGC MA continues to be committed in its mission to provide members the support they need that strengthens their competitive advantage and promotes the economic strength of the commercial construction industry…Building Excellence.
Robert Petrucelli is CEO of AGC MA.