Contact: David G. Greineder, IOM
Director of Government Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2020
(HARRISBURG, PA.) During these unprecedented times, the wellbeing of our workforce and residents is – and always will be – paramount. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Pennsylvania (ABC Pennsylvania) stands by and supports our government leaders in protecting the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians during this time of emergency.
In Pennsylvania, construction activities are permitted if a waiver is granted from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). ABC Pennsylvania supports those operations to continue if they are done in a safe way and trusts businesses to make their own decisions, as each project is unique. That is why ABC Pennsylvania created a Construction Safety Task Force to provide guidance, best practices and standards for the construction industry both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along these lines, ABC Pennsylvania supports House Bill 2400 and Senate Bill 1105, which will permit public and private construction activities that can adhere to social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Each chapter that makes up ABC Pennsylvania issued a localized release with quotes from their respective board chair and chapter president. Those releases can be found at the following links:
ABC Pennsylvania is comprised of five regional chapters, representing nearly 1,400 member companies and approximately 67,000 employees. Our mission is to defend free enterprise in the construction industry