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June 30, 2020
Pandemic Safety Plans Required for All Businesses - Sample Plan
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition released a sample COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction. Be sure to consult MN Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance when drafting your plan. 

Sample Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan - CISC

Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance Construction - MnDLI 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and Industry Guidance FAQs

Preparedness Plan Template - MnDLI

The Department of Labor and Industry have scheduled webinars for the construction industry to assist in plan drafting. The Department will not be taking enforcement action against businesses that have not finalized their plans this week (June 29 - July 3, 2020).
  • Wednesday, July 1 -- 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 2 -- 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Register at: https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/events/

Call MMCA 651-646-2121 with questions. 

July 4th Holiday Language - Reminder


July 4th is a federally recognized holiday and will be observed on Friday, July 3, 2020. See below for July 4th, 2020 holiday language for each local. All work performed on the applicable days will be at double time rates. 

Local 15 Metro & Local 34– July 4th…or the day observed as such. (July 3, 2020)
For the metro plumbers if both dates are worked then one of them is recognized as the holiday and the other is dependent on how many hours you have already worked in the week. 

Local 455 & Local 539 Metro & St. Cloud – July 4th…or the day recognized by the Federal Government. (July 3, 2020)
For the pipefitters Saturdays are already at double time so if both July 3rd and July 4th are worked double time is owed for both. 

Mankato – Only the holiday itself, not before or after. (July 4, 2020) 

Local 15 St. Cloud - If the holiday falls on a Saturday, it shall be observed on Friday. (July 3, 2020)

Local 6 - If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday before is treated as the holiday. (July 3, 2020)

Zone 2 – Friday is also a holiday when July 4th is on a Saturday. (July 3, 2020)

Call MMCA with questions 651-646-2121. 

Unstoppable: Leading Teams Under Pressure with Dr. Dan Diamond

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Register
Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed?

Are you fed up with boring Zoom meetings?

This vibrant online workshop brings together leaders from around the country to explore the keys to leading well under pressure. Be ready to roll up your sleeves. This won't be another passive webinar. Through conversations with other leaders, you'll explore new strategies, build valuable relationships, and unlock the keys to effective leadership when times are tough.
Dr. Diamond has a passion for equipping people to perform under pressure. He founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team and he has responded to a variety of international disasters. Most recently he responded to the typhoon in the Philippines and he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center.
Cloth Face Masks Available from MMCA
MMCA has washable 2-ply cotton masks with adjustable tie backs available free for contractor members. Fill out the form on our COVID-19 Webpage to request masks. 
If you have employees who need assistance with stress, financial, or familial issues refer them to HealthPartners Employee Assistance Program at 866-326-7194 or text US HEAP and your question to 919-324-5523 or log on to hpeap.com (website password “ptsmn”).
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