COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down Week April 6-10

Next week April 6-10th there will be a COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down.

This declaration is in response to a recent meeting between Associated General Contractors of Wisconin and Governor Evers. During the March 31st meeting, Governor Evers emphasized that “Safety is Job #1” during this time of crisis. Governor Evers also stressed the important role that construction plays in Wisconsin’s economy and is committed to keeping construction going as an essential business.

Contractors across the state are encouraged to hold a daily (5-10 minute) Safety Stand-Down meeting to educate and inform their workers on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the jobsite. See below for a jobsite poster and five toolbox talks you can use to educate your workforce on COVID-19. The Safety Stand-Down Week is just one of many ways AGC of Wisconsin and AGC Greater Milwaukee are working with member contractors to educate and promote COVID-19 safe jobsites.

Jobsite Poster

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk #1

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk #2

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk #3

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk #4

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk #5

More details on the COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down Week can be found at

About the Author

Rick Barton, CSP, ARM

Posted in: Property & Casualty, Construction, COVID-19

Posted by Rick Barton, CSP, ARM

Rick has over 20 years of experience in safety and risk control, working with clients in many industries including Construction, Mining, Trucking, Manufacturing, and Hospitality. He specializes in assessing risk for the clients of Hausmann-Johnson Insurance to reduce loss potential. Through safety assessments and loss analysis, Rick develops solutions which include safety management techniques, training, and engineering. Additionally, he has been asked to speak at local and national safety conferences on topics such as "How to Manage Safety on a Jobsite", and "What it takes to be a Safety Leader”. Rick is an Authorized Instructor of OSHA Regulations Construction and General Industry Regulations. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the Wisconsin chapter of The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the Association of General Contractors (AGC). He is also on the Advisory Board of the Safety Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Rick is an avid boater and enjoys sharing time on the water with family and friends. His children are spread across 4 U.S. states and Japan, so he and his wife are often traveling to visit them. He also has attended more than 150 games in the last 15 years to see his beloved Green Bay Packers play.