The expansion of Engine 37, a historic , over 125-year old firehouse in Philadelphia, slowed down during COVID-19 response, but has been able to continue safely as an essential project. The Philadelphia Fire Department and construction workers on the project worked safely, drawing on GBCA’s Safety Toolbox Talks about COVID-19 and Recommended Job Site Protocols.
Despite #COVID19, progress had slowed – but continued – on the @PhillyFireDept #PFDEngine37 #ChestnutHill #firehouse #EssentialConstruction project. Building getting enclosed and utilities roughed in. #EssentialWorkers following @GBCA & @CDCgov guidance to #StayHealthy pic.twitter.com/AotL8nZexu
— 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐊𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 👨🚒 (@PFDDaveKearney) May 19, 2020
To help reduce person-to-person contact, GBCA’s Toolbox Talks are now presented in two formats: mobile-friendly blog posts as well as printable handouts. By making our toolbox talks mobile friendly, workers can easily read the Toolbox Talks from their own devices. This eliminates the need for supervisors to hand out materials, or for workers to cluster close together to hear the supervisor speak (i.e. they can follow along).
Check out our COVID-19 related Toolbox Talks (updated May 15, 2020) by clicking below:
Learn more about the Engine 37 Expansion Project:
Photo Credit: David Kearney