Guidance Document from OSHA
General practices to help prevent worker exposure and
information to deal with:
for flexibility in sick leave policies.
•The need for social distancing/staggered work shifts.
•Changes in consumer demand.
•Interrupted delivery of supplies.
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
Safety tips, situation updates, disease background.
Coronavirus Guidance for Plumbers (IAMPO White
Paper—March 11, 2020)
Implications for those who work in the plumbing industry
and steps to stay safe.
8 Questions Employers Should Ask About the Coronavirus
(Harvard Business Review—March 2, 2020)
What to ask to prepare for—and respond to—the spread of
Navigating the Coronavirus: Best Practices for Employers
— (Laner Muchin™—March 3, 2020)
How to address the impact of the virus on the workplace
and what employers can and cannot do.
In addition, PHCC provides these suggested practices:
•Establish accommodations for flexibility among your
workers, and communicate your expectations.
•Outward facing, use your social media outlets, e-mail
communications and your website to connect with your
•Continue to do business – making any necessary
accommodations – and let your customers know that you
are there to provide safe, quality service to their
homes and businesses.
The Status at PHCC—National
As most of you know, PHCC—National is based in Falls
Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., which
now has a “State of Emergency” status. PHCC—National
Association is taking steps to minimize any impacts on
our operations and the services provided to PHCC
members. If the Coronavirus spreads, PHCC—National is
equipped to work remotely so that we can continue to
serve our members’ needs. A transition like this would
be quite seamless.
We also are closely monitoring how the COVID-19
situation could impact attendance at PHCC events, such
as the Legislative Conference in May. Please know that
we will be posting updates on the website of any
proposed changes to the programming. This week, PHCC’s
Quality Service Contractors is meeting in person at
Power Meeting 2020 in San Diego, California. However,
the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Essentials of Project
Management course, scheduled for March 18-21, 2020, has
been canceled. The goal is to conduct the class later in
More updates will follow as needed. In the meantime,
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or
Michael Copp, Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President , PHCC—National Association
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