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Construction during COVID: How Hudson is helping ensure safety

Posted 31 August 2020 by Team Hudson

During Phase 2 of the Washington “Safe Start” reopening plan, construction companies like Hudson Remodeling are allowed to continue the important work of ensuring that residential and commercial properties are in the best possible shape.

We’re grateful that we’ve been able to work, and we’re thankful to the homeowners who’ve entrusted their houses to us during this time.

Of course, construction work during a pandemic doesn’t necessarily look like it used to. Hudson’s job sites have taken on extra precautions to ensure that we’re doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition to our standard plans for keeping people safe on the job, here’s some of what we’re doing during the pandemic to abide by applicable guidelines and regulations and help people stay healthy:

First of all, we’ve developed a plan to limit exposure to (and the spread of) COVID-19. It is our responsibility to ensure that our Whatcom County job sites are as safe as possible, not only for our workers but also for homeowners who might be living on or visiting the premises while work is underway.

We’re being careful to ensure that any member of the Hudson Remodeling team who is feeling ill or showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 does not come to work. Workers who start feeling sick during the day are asked to go home immediately. An abundance of caution is one way we can do our part to limit the spread.

We’re requiring the use of face masks for all employees who are not alone on the site. It’s not always easy — or even possible — to ensure physical distance from each other on the job site, because working safely on a construction site often means helping each other in close proximity. However, we are masking up when necessary, as required. We’re also limiting contact with homeowners and others as much as possible, and when we do need to talk, we wear masks and try to keep our distance.

We’re ensuring that any other personal protective equipment that might be necessary on the job, including eyewear and gloves, are available when necessary. Ensuring our workers have access to important safety equipment always has been our goal, and that hasn’t changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proper hand-washing is encouraged at all of our job sites. When running water isn’t available, we ensure that Hudson team members have hand sanitizer at their disposal.

Of course, these are just a few of the many ways that we at Hudson Remodeling are taking care to ensure team member and customer safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of the home remodeling and renovation work we do throughout Whatcom County, and we aim to continue doing it safely and carefully while taking all necessary precautions.