Wednesday, April 8, 2020

NYC Department of Buildings "Best Practices for Social Distancing on Construction Sites"

Dear Group Member,

The New York City Department of Buildings has just issued their “Best Practices for Social Distancing on Construction Sites.”   They are based on the latest COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, OSHA and other publications. Employers are responsible for enforcing social distancing and safety measures on their job sites. These guidelines may help you develop and manage appropriate measures customized for your job sites. If you need any additional information or assistance, please contact the Lovell Safety Department.


Safety Department
lsmsafetydepartment@lovellsafety.com
212-709-8899



Thursday, April 2, 2020

Working at Home - Keeping Yourself Safe

Dear Group Member,

The global spread of COVID-19, is forcing many of us to work from home.  Whether you are new to the work-from-home lifestyle, or have been doing it for years, please see the attached information  to help you, and your staff, keep safe and healthy. 

As always, The Lovell Safety Department, and the entire Lovell Safety Management staff, are available to respond to your safety and worker compensation needs. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 

 Safety Department
212-709-8899



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lovell is Always Here


Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID 19 - Pandemic Safety and Health Policy

Dear Group Member,

The Lovell Safety Department has prepared a COVID-19 Pandemic Safety and Health Policy. 

This is a generic policy based upon the most recent World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA recommendations. This pandemic is ever changing and, though the policy can be used as a guide, the information in it may need to be changed day to day.

This policy DOES NOT need to be submitted to anyone unless requested to by an organization you are working with.

For a copy of the policy, please contact the Lovell Safety Department.

Please review the policy, follow the directions on Page 2, personalize it your company and your work environment and update it as needed.

Safety Department
Lsmsafetydepatment@lovellsafety.com
212-709-8899

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Important Safety Alert Regarding COVID-19

Dear Group Member:
Attached please find some recommendations to help you protect your workers on construction sites. As always, if you need any additional information or guidance, please contact your local safety representative or the Lovell Safety Department.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Important Information for Our Group Members

Dear Group Members:
To help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to have a plan of action.  We have attached the most recent OSHA alert on COVID-19 as well as a more detailed Guidance Document.
There are many guidelines and safe work practices that have been published by multiple recognized organizations.  We recommend you utilize their guidance. Some suggestions can be found below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
COVID-19 Webpagehttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Please remember, the Lovell Safety department and the entire staff of Lovell Safety Management
is available throughout this crisis to aid you in all of your Worker Compensation needs.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
212-709-8600
212-709-8899 (Safety)

lsmsafetydepartment@lovellsafety.com 
www.lovellsafety.com


Monday, March 16, 2020

Important announcing regarding COVID-19

We are working hard to keep our employees safe, continue our operations, and to do our part to protect and care for our neighbors. We understand that the COVID-19 emergency will have complex and unanticipated impacts on your employees and your businesses. We remain available to provide you with service, and to help you navigate this unprecedented emergency. 

Our offices are open, though they are currently staffed only with essential employees. Most of our employees are now working from home. Our claims field staff remain available to answer questions, to respond to immediate needs, and to conduct virtual meetings. Our safety staff likewise continues to be available to answer questions and make virtual office visits. They will also be available to make limited field visits when proper social distancing protocols can be observed. We do not believe it is prudent for our field staff to continue office visits, but they will be accessible by phone and email.

NYSIF has implemented aspects of their emergency preparedness and business continuity plan. They are continuing business operations. We anticipate that they will need to make adjustments to auditing and other procedures, and we will inform you of these adjustments once they are known to us. 
On Sunday night, The Workers’ Compensation Board announced that they will be conducting ALL workers’ compensation hearings remotely, using the Board’s Virtual Hearings service. This system allows all of the participants at a hearing to use a computer or mobile device to communicate. At the same time, the Board has closed eight downstate locations to the public. Their bulletin said that they will soon be issuing additional guidance related to COVID-19 and the current health emergency. If you or your employees were scheduled to attend a hearing, please contact our claims department for further instructions.

The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board announced that all of their employees will be working remotely beginning Monday, March 16th. They remain available via email and telephone, and plan to continue to meet their statutory and regulatory obligations. 
Some have raised questions regarding whether a worker can make a claim if they contract the COVID-19 virus. That question will need to be decided by the Workers’ Compensation Board if and when they are presented with the specific facts and circumstances of a claim. Your policy promises to “pay promptly when due the benefits required of you by the Workers’ Compensation Law.”  Thus, if the Workers’ Compensation Board finds that a worker has contracted the virus in and out of the course of employment, then your NYSIF policy would provide coverage. 

It is difficult at this moment to anticipate all of the issues that we will face as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. We encourage you to contact us with your questions and concerns, so that we can continue to advocate on your behalf. 

Wishing you all safety and good health,
Barry Lovell


Barry Lovell
Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038

212-709-8607

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

OSHA 10 HR Construction Course NRLA - Rensselaer, NY

March 31st & April 7, 2020 8:00AM-2:00PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.


Monday, March 9, 2020

OSHA 10 HR Construction Course - Syracuse (SYBE)

OSHA 10 HR Construction Course - Syracuse (SYBE)
April 16th & April 17th, 2020 7:30AM-1:30PM
To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.
*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

OSHA 10 HR Construction Course - MVBE (Whitesboro

MARCH 4th & March 5th , 2020 7:30AM-1:30PM

To aid in your compliance with the various Federal, State and City regulations requiring this training, the LSM safety department is once again offering the OSHA 10 Hour Course. The course is provided by our OSHA certified instructors. Each employee who successfully completes the program will receive a certification card from OSHA.

*Pre-registration is required. Please complete attached form.