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Phase 2 | Back to Work Requirements

According to the Governor’s Phase 2 Construction Working Group Requirements, all construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume in the counties listed below.

Phase 2 for construction has not been implemented statewide. However, these counties have been approved to implement Phase 2 immediately:

  • Adams
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom

Phase 2 | Jobsite Safety Plan

The first requirement is the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every jobsite. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. The following is a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your jobsites:

Phase 2 | Required Jobsite Postings

Under the Phase 2 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents.

Phase 2 | Jobsite Training

Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 2. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:

Phase 3 | Back to Work Requirements

Construction in phases 2 & 3 allows for new and existing construction projects. There are no changes from Phase 2 to Phase 3 but BIAW is continually working with the governor’s office on possible changes in Phase 4.

Counties approved for Phase 3 (same safety requirements as Phase 2):

  • Asotin
  • Columbia
  • Ferry
  • Garfield
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Kittitas
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Skamania
  • Stevens
  • Wahkiakum
  • Whitman

Phase 1 | Back to Work Requirements

Here are the requirements recommended by the construction working group that were approved by Gov. Inslee today allowing residential construction to go back to work.

Phase 1 construction only authorizes activities on existing construction projects that can be performed while maintaining the six-foot social distancing requirements and comply with the other Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements. (*Activities that require work performed less than six-feet apart is not allowed under Phase 1, but will be authorized later under additional Phase 2 job site safety requirements.)

Please note, failure to comply with the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements could result in a job site being shut down, potential legal liability, safety fines, or loss of license.

Phase 1 | Jobsite Safety Plan

The first requirement is that a COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Plan, signed by the contractor, must be developed for every job site. This plan must also be produced at the request of any employee or regulator. You can find a complete Jobsite Safety Plan template for you to customize for each of your job sites below:

Phase 1 | Required Jobsite Postings 

Under the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to post on each jobsite, publicly viewable at all times, the following documents. Each Word doc below provides a template that should be customized to your specific jobsite.

Phase 1 | Jobsite Visitor Log

Under the Phase 1 Jobsite Safety Requirements, you are required to maintain a log of all employees and visitors on each jobsite. Visitor Logs must be retained for a minimum of four weeks. Below is a sample Visitor Log to fulfill this requirement.

Phase 1 | Jobsite Training

Every employee must receive an initial COVID 19-specific Training Session. In addition, weekly COVID-19 safety talks are required under Phase 1. Below is a sample for the initial training session and log-in sheet to kick off your return to work:

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