New York City Is Back Open For Construction Industry But What About Safety?

A few weeks ago, the NY Times ran an article about the re-opening of construction projects in New York City. This is a huge piece of good news in a city that has been ravaged by the coronavirus. The NY Times reported that there some 5,200 construction projects that re-opened in the city at the end of last month. It's good news for the hundreds if not thousands of displaced workers and potentially a sign that life is starting to return to normal in the city we call home. The NY Times detailed the "new normal" when it comes to construction site projects. New health measures are in effect due to COVID-19 and those measures are being strictly enforced.

"On the Far West Side of Manhattan, construction workers start every morning with a thermal forehead scan to take their temperatures. On service elevators at the high-rise development, they stand on floor markings to maintain social distancing. And when deliveries arrive, drivers stay behind the wheel while the haul is unloaded.