COVID-19 Relief Services
Many of us felt the devastating effects of COVID-19. The Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter is here to better serve our community as we reopen our city together. Contractors are playing a key role in recovery and restoring services in South Texas. We recommend to choose local contractors who are established in the community and well recognized for the quality of work. We are here to support and assist you as you reopen. The South Texas Chapter is working together with chapters across the country and AGC of America to provide the best resources and updated information available to our members. The site and documents will be updated as resources become available. Please enact best practices on your job sites, within your place of business and at your homes. Share information with family and friends on how universal precautions outlined in the Resource Document can help curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Stay tuned for webinars from AGC of America on news updates. AGC will keep you informed about State and Federal guidelines for the construction industry.
Jobsite Posters and Resources
AGC of America will continue to monitor the situation and update the information online accordingly.
Please visit us online: https://www.agc.org/coronavirus and the AGC Connection app HERE frequently for any updates.
AGC Launches Website To Show How Construction Industry Is Protecting Construction Workers workingsafe.agc.org highlights many of the steps firms are taking to protect workers and includes photos of different examples of these practices
AGC of America’s National COVID-19 Safety Stand Down Resources
(includes tool box talks, job site posters, and more)
OSHA 3394 – English: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
OSHA 3395 – Spanish: Diez Medidas que Todos los Lugares de Trabajo Pueden Tomar para Prevenir la Exposición al Coronavirus
DOL/OSHA COVID-19 Resources
The Department of Labor has released three animated videos provide quick tips on social distancing, disinfecting workplaces and industry risk factors to keep workers safe from COVID-19
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 English; Spanish
- Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
- Prevent Worker Exposure to COVID-19 English; Spanish
- Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 English; Spanish
Jobsite / Office Practices
· Be sure to communicate key CDC recommendations (and post signage where appropriate) to your staff and tradespeople:
How to Protect Yourself
If You are Sick or Caring For Someone
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Stay informed on new developments
Member Services for COVID-19
• ARC Document Solutions: Commonly-used posters and signs from CDC are available for production (361) 882-7471
Have a product or service?
If you have a product or service for AGC Members for COVID 19 or are a member who offers a service please let us know!
Summary of Available COVID-19 Workplace Resources
EEOC Updates and COVID-19 Technical Assistance Resources: EEOC
General Resources by Agency
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA’s primary resource is the COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics Page
This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. General guidance released and housed on this page includes:
• Poster, now available in 13 languages: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Poster
• Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Spanish)
• Alert: Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (Spanish)
• Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (Spanish)
• COVID-19 Hazard Recognition
• COVID-19 Control and Prevention
• NEW resources on wearing respirators:
o Video on Putting on and Taking off a Mask
o Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work (Spanish)
Enforcement Memorandums: Eight (8) memorandums related to COVID-19 are in effect and intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis:
• 04/24/2020- Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/16/2020 – Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/13/2020 – Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports
• 04/10/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
• 04/08/2020 – Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/03/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/03/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic – [1910.134 App B-1]
• 03/14/2020 – Temporary Enforcement Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s primary resource is the CDC COVID-19 Official Webpage.
This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. Recent guidance released and housed on this page includes:
• CDC COVID-19 Guidance Documents
• Resources for Businesses and Employers
o Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
o Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
• Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Additional Resources by Industry Sector
Healthcare Industry Resources:
• Healthcare Workers and Employers
• Emergency Response Workers and Employers
• Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Guidance for Business and Workers (includes guidance for Healthcare)
• South Carolina OSHA COVID-19 in Dental Settings
• Transit Station
• Transit Maintenance
• Rail Transit Operators
• Bus Transit Operators
• Airline Catering Truck Drivers and Helpers
• Aircraft Maintenance
• Airline Customer Service Representatives and Gate Agents
• Airport Custodial Staff
• Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers
Retail, Service, and Manufacturing Industry Resources:
• Retail Workers (Spanish)
• Retail Workers and Employers in Critical and High Customer-Volume Environments
• Manufacturing Industry Workforce (Spanish)
• In-Home Repair Services
• Restaurants & Beverage Vendors Offering Takeout or Curbside Pickup (Spanish)
• Wyoming OSHA Protecting Grocery & Other Essential Workers from COVID-19
• Food and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers
• Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and Other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire
Construction Industry Resources:
• COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce (Spanish)
• California OSHA COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction
• Nevada OSHA COVID-19 Letter for Construction Industry
• Oregon OSHA COVID-19: Job Health, Safety Resources for Oregon Contractors
The General Building Contractors Association
• COVID-19 Recommended Job Site Protocols
• PowerPoint Presentation: COVID-19 Recommended Job Site Protocols
• Oregon/OSHA Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing, labor-intensive agricultural operations, and agricultural transportation
• North Carolina DOL Guidance Alert for Farm Workers
Meatpacking and Food Processing
• OSHA/CDC Joint Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers
• Minnesota OSHA Protecting grocery store workers
• North Carolina DOL Health and Safety Guidelines for Food Processing
• U.S. Department of Labor Fraud Alert
• Employer Work Refusal Documentation
• Unemployment Benefits
• Tax Department
• Appeals Notice
• Precautions for Employers
• Mass Claims and Shared Work Programs
• Fraud Prevention
• SBA Payroll Protection Plan
• LIFT Fund COVID-19 assistance
Stay informed on new developments
AGC of America provides economic information about the construction industry through:
- The Data DIGest, a weekly one-page summary of economic news relevant to construction
- State fact sheets covering historical and current information on construction spending and employment in each state
- Press releases and tables covering national, state and metro-level construction employment, spending, prices and special surveys
- PowerPoints, webinars and in-person presentations. Contact Chief Economist Ken Simonson for schedule.
The Key Role of Construction in Each State’s Economy
AGC has compiled on the role of the construction in the economy and employment in the United States, each state and major metro areas. Click on a state to see fact sheet for it.
Culture of Care
Please consider having your company make the commitment and take the Culture of CARE pledge.
For more information visit www.BuildCulture.org.
For more information visit https://workingsafe.agc.org/
For more information visit https://agccharities.org/
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Surety Bonding and Contracting
Welcome to AGC’s online library of information on surety bonding, insurance, contract administration and other instruments of construction risk management. Below are links to reports, papers/presentations, articles and other virtual learning tools developed to help contractors understand and control these risks.
Access AGC webinar and podcast recordings on construction risk management issues, free for you to download. Also check out the latest AGC/FMI reports on the risk environment in the construction industry and substantive legal papers on “hot topics” presented by top-rated lawyers at recent AGC meetings. Read and subscribe to AGC Risk Management SmartBrief to stay on top of industry news and trends.
NEW! Use the navigation bar on the left to review a collection of articles on COVID-19 Insurance Coverage for losses resulting from the coronavirus and a wealth of Crisis Response and Communication Resources that any construction firm can use before, during and after any crisis situation.
AGC meetings on surety bonding and construction risk management provide unique opportunities for the thought leaders in the construction, surety and insurance industries to meet and interact with each other regularly. Attendees benefit from a combination of plenary sessions, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions intended to encourage dialogue on the latest developments in all three industries and the lessons being learned from them. Find out more about AGC’s annual January conference at https://risk.agc.org/.
Harvey Relief Efforts: Members in the Community
We have created a form for those in need of services to fill out and we will match you with members who can provide support or assistance.
Our mission is to assist you as you rebuild, with the outpouring of community support also comes unskilled and unknowledgeable contractors. We recommend that you choose a local contractor for at least these various reasons. Local contractors know our Coastal/State building codes, who know the windstorm regulations and who work with and have access to resources close by. Supporting local business allows our community the opportunity to thrive.
Download the form and send it back to us via email or USPS by clicking the “Downloadable PDF” button below, or simply fill out our form online here.
Online Work Order
Harvey Relief Efforts: Contractors in the Community
FOR A CONTRACTOR YOU CAN COUNT ON… Here is a list of current AGC Member Companies
Local and Incoming Contractors must register with City Building Departments!
AGC Charities – Hurricane Harvey
AGC Charities Inc. begin accepting contributions from member firms and AGC chapters from across the country to help members of the AGC of America family whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. Their intention is to provide equal-sized grants to employees of AGC member firms and AGC chapter staff to offset some of the costs incurred by having their primary residence damaged or destroyed by the storm.
Over the coming weeks AGC Charities, Inc. plan to work with all of our AGC Members and their employees who had their primary residence severely damaged or destroyed by the Hurricane and subsequent flooding.
Below is a description of the criteria for deciding who qualifies for assistance and a form applicants will need to complete and e-mailed to Amy Lee, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect to be able to begin awarding these Hurricane Harvey grants by the end of the year.
If you or anyone you know has provided FREE assistance
If you or anyone you know has provided FREE assistance to our area, such as volunteer clean-up, food, equipment or materials, in-kind donations, etc. Please mail or deliver this information to the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 319 Broadway, Rockport, TX 78382. They are compiling this information for the local government entities to share with FEMA. Upon receipt, FEMA will put a monetary figure against the assistance/donation and apply it towards our share of the cost of recovery efforts.
Hurricane and Disaster Relief Services
Many of our fellow citizens along the Texas Gulf Coast felt the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. The Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter is here to better serve our community as we rebuild our city together. Contractors are playing a key role in repairing the damage and restoring services after Hurricane Harvey battered south Texas. We recommend to choose local contractors who are established in the community and well recognized for the quality of work.
We are here to support and assist you as you rebuild. It’s building done right the first time!
Additional Hurricane Harvey Resource Links
WHO DO I CALL ABOUT??… Check out this list of resources for all of your needs!
Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce
The Comptroller’s office has compiled information for taxpayers affected by the storm, including details on:
• how to request an extension of filing tax returns;
• the temporary waiver of state and local hotel tax for disaster victims and relief workers; and
• certain sales tax exemptions available as a result of a declared natural disaster.
For more information, please visit our Declared Natural Disasters and Emergencies Tax Help webpage.
For the 2017 franchise tax reports with valid extensions to Nov. 15, the Comptroller’s office is granting an automatic extension to Jan. 5, 2018, to businesses located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. Businesses located in these counties do not need to request an extension for their franchise tax reports.
Service providers who file franchise tax reports on behalf of other taxpayers can request a franchise tax extension if the provider is affected by Hurricane Harvey and is located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. See How to Request an Extension below.
The Comptroller’s office is granting businesses located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas that are not required to report (file) electronically an automatic 30-day extension to complete the following sales and use tax reports:
• August monthly reports due Sept. 20
• Quarterly reports due Oct. 20
Taxpayers are not required to report electronically if they paid less than $50,000 in sales and use tax in the preceding state fiscal year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). Taxpayers located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas who are not required but choose to report electronically will also receive the automatic extension.
Taxpayers required to electronically report sales and use tax and taxpayers reporting other tax types may request a 30-day extension of time to file if located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. Taxpayers affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma located in disaster areas outside of Texas may also request a 30-day extension of time to file.
How to Request an Extension
An affected business must request the extension either by calling the Comptroller’s Taxpayer Services line at 800-252-5555 or emailing ExtensionRequests@cpa.texas.gov and provide the following information:
• taxpayer name
• taxpayer number
• name of person making request
• email or phone contact information of person making request
• tax type(s) for which extension is requested
• affected filing period
Extension requests due to disasters are handled on a case-by-case basis. The taxpayer will be notified when an extension request is granted
Hurricane Harvey Donation Wishlist
The AGC South Texas Office will be collecting donation items to bring to those in need
If you or your business can offer additional services please let us know so we can share with our members and community.
Tire repair kits
Water and ice
Gas cans and gas
Auto zone air compressor
Battery operated drill and screwdriver
Phone and car chargers for iPhone and Android
Quick Resources for Contractors
OSHA’s New Silica Standard – Power Point Presentation from RSS on August 23rd
Template for a written silica safety program for a contractor
Remember deadline is Saturday, September 23, 2017