Vaccination Updates

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our nation, vaccination distribution, eligibility, and employer responsibility has weighed heavily on the minds of businesses leaders.  We are passionate about #KeepingSTLWorking.  Please get vaccinated. It’s what will keep more of us healthy and safety and keep our economy going in the right direction. We all want to get back to a new normal and enjoying what we once did.  Vaccinations help us all get to that outcome.  Please read our vaccination letter here.

We understand each of our members must follow your own strategies for vaccinations. Speaking on behalf of the Safety Committee, we encourage following all Safety protocols at all times and doing your part in keeping us all working.

If your employer would like to learn more about nationwide efforts announced by the U.S. Chamber’s Rally for Recovery Commitment, sign-up here to receive additional resources, and guidance related to the coronavirus vaccine. We will continue to pass along information as it becomes available.


Toolbox Talks – Learn About Covid and the Vaccine

In early October of 2021, work began on a series of approximately 30 “Toolbox Talk” videos on Covid vaccine hesitancy. The St. Louis Construction Cooperative (SLCC) hosted Dr. Patrick Mazi, Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine.  The SLCC is a collaborative group of construction industry stakeholders from owners to the trades coming together to address issues in construction in the region.  The SLC3 has been a member of this organization since the beginning. Our initial focus was to address labor related issues. Construction Forum with the financial support of Millstone Weber hired Solstice Production to capture Dr. Mazi’s second trip to speak to our group. The members of the SLCC were so appreciative of the Dr. Mazi’s delivery of information surround the virus and the vaccine we wanted to bring our experience to anyone taking the time to watch.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO VIDEOS


OSHA’s Primary Resource

OSHA’s primary resource is the OSHA 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:

On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) (“ETS”). The court ordered that OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the ETS “until further court order.” While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation.

The ETS on Vaccination and Testing was officially filed in the Office of the Federal Register on November 4, 2021, and it became effective when it was published on November 5, 2021. Written comments on any aspect of the ETS must be submitted by December 6, 2021 in Docket number OSHA-2021-0007. Written comments on the information collection determination as described in V.K. of the ETS preamble [2021-23643] must be submitted by January 4, 2022 in Docket number OSHA-2021-0008.

Find information on the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS or on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

CDC’s Primary Resource

CDC’s primary resource is the CDC COVID-19 Official Web Page. This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently.  Recent guidance released and housed on this page includes:

o   Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Face piece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies (Healthcare)

o   Strategies for Optimizing of N95 Respirators (Healthcare)

o   Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

o   Cleaning and Disinfecting Building Facility

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) primary resource is the WHO COVID-19 Webpage.

Contact Information:

Maryanne Martin, MS, CSP, CHST
Compliance Assistance Specialist
OSHA – St. Louis Area Office
1222 Spruce Street, Room 9.104
St. Louis, MO  63103
Phone (314) 425-4261 ext. 248
Fax (314) 425-4289
www.osha.gov


COVID-19 Links:

PPP FUNDS:

An additional $310 billion in loans became available Monday, 4/27

Add’l great article!

PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID:

Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 Online Course

INNOVATION VS. CORONAVIRUS

A Good Read…Bill Gates discusses scientific advances to be the virus

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Resources from St. Louis County’s website

AGC WORKING SAFE

National AGC Working Safe Website

AGC OF MO COVID-19

Resources from AGC MO COVID-19 website

STL REGIONAL CHAMBER

Good business information center

CNR – NEWS/OPPORTUNITY ZONES

How Opportunity Zones can restore the Economy

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS – BROWN SMITH WALLACE

Calculating Loss or Damages for a Potential COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim Article

CITY OF ST. LOUIS INFO

A variety of Coronavirus information and City updates

BEYOND CORONAVIRUS

A website about looking beyond the Coronavirus

OSHA COVID 19 UPDATES

CDC UPDATES

BJC Healthcare

The St. Louis County Department of Health has identified that the Hispanic and Latino communities in the County are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Resources for members of these communities, including a video on how to stay safe and take the test if needed, are available at https://www.stljuntos.org.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been hosting back-to-school Facebook Live series. The latest installment is available for viewing on the BJC Keeping You Safe website. BJC Medical Group psychiatrist at Christian Hospital Dr. John Paruch joined pediatric psychologists Drs. Mary Cradock and Brian Richter Wednesday evening to discuss coping with stress, making difficult decisions, and supporting the entire family’s mental health needs during COVID-19.