*Large Construction Project Safety Protocol*


Governor Newsom Announces New Initiatives to Support California Workers Impacted by COVID-19


The new order in place as of March 31, 2020 for the following six Bay Area counties (Marin, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara)

That all essential businesses (including construction) have a Social Distancing Protocol, which must be posted and distributed to all employees by 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2020. A model social distancing protocol is attached to each County’s order.  The model protocols appear to focus on retail establishments, such as grocery stores.  However, the order requires that each essential business (which would include each construction employer) post a social distancing protocol which explains how the business will achieve the following:

  1. Limiting the number of people who can enter into the facility at any one time to ensure that people in the facility can easily maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another at all times, except as required to complete the Essential Business activity.
    2. Where lines may form at a facility, marking six-foot increments at a minimum, establishing where individuals should stand to maintain adequate social distancing.
    3 .Providing hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant at or near the entrance of the facility and in other appropriate areas for use by the public and employees, and in locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with members of the public (e.g., cashiers);
  2. Providing for contactless payment systems or, if not feasible to do so, the providing for disinfecting all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use.

Regularly disinfecting other high touch surfaces.

  1. Posting a sign at the entrance of the facility informing all employees and customers that they should: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into one’s elbow; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
  2. Any additional social distancing measures being implemented (see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance at:

Links to County Orders:

San Francisco:

Contra Costa:



San Mateo:

Santa Clara:

Bay Area Labor Councils Response Fund

The program provides a one-time financial relief of up to $500 to Bay Area “out of work” union members impacted by COVID-19 WHO DO NOT QUALIFY for other benefits.

Financial relief will be issued to a third party vendor (your Landlord,
PG&E, AT&T, etc.) and/or grocery cards.

El programa otorga una ayuda financiera unica de hasta $500 para miembros de los sindicatos del Area de la Bahia que NO CALIFICAN a otros beneficios
y que estan “fuera del trabajo” e impactados por el virus corona (COVID-19).

La ayuda financiera se dara en pagos a proveedores (renta, PG&E, phone,
etc) y/o tarjetas para comestibles.

Our focus at this time is on individuals who meet the above requirements
and starting 02/01/2020, worked in one of the following Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo? / Comenzando en
02/01/2020, trabajo usted en uno de estos condados del Area de la Bahia:
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, o San Mateo? /

In order to apply folks should click on the following link

Or call the SF Labor Council 415-440 4809 for basic information. Callers
should identify they are calling about the Hardship Fund. If callers need
language assistance they will be routed to the right staff to answer any
further questions.

Training the Best - to be the Best!

Ironworkers Local 377 provides second-to-none training for its apprentices who are up for the challenge. Our program’s hands-on learning, classroom instruction and job-site experience all come together to provide our apprentices with the most comprehensive education in the ironworking crafts.

Local 377 Goals

  • To organize our industry to raise the standard of living for all Ironworkers
  • To foster and promote a safe work environment through safety training and programs
  • To provide relevant information regarding political issues to better allow our members to make an informed choice.
  • Committed to the Helmet to Hardhards program.

Chartered in 1921 as a mixed local, Ironworkers Local 377 proudly represents almost 3,300 men and women engaged in the ironworking industry in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and North Coast.


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