To Our Valued Owners, Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors,
As you are most likely aware, the State of Idaho recently issued an Order to Self-Isolate. It has been confirmed that both public works and commercial construction are an essential business with respect to this order. That being the case, there is no legal or government mandated relief associated with the contracts on our projects and our intention is to keep our projects on track and meet the respective deadlines.
Beniton Construction does not take this situation lightly. We believe there is an implied responsibility that goes along with being considered an essential business in the current social and economic climate. We want to do all we can to ensure that everyone on our projects is able to work safely and stay healthy so we do not become a part of the problem. We ask that each of the contractors working on our projects also take this situation seriously and work with us to mitigate the risk associated with spreading this contagious virus.
Over the course of the last couple of weeks, we have stepped up efforts on the jobsites to clearly communicate to all workers the importance of good hygiene and social distancing. We’ve added hand washing stations and signage to help remind everybody on site to continue being mindful of this effort. We’ll continue to step these efforts up with daily communication, increased inspections of jobsites and minimizing face to face meetings – especially in enclosed spaces. We are also interested in hearing any thoughts or suggestions any of you may have. There is certainly a lot of personal responsibility involved with this effort and this aligns well with all safety practices on a jobsite. Everyone must be on board and we request that each employer sincerely address this with their employees, provide the necessary resources and proper PPE, and encourage them to further educate themselves as the situation continues to evolve.
Our office is open and our staff is available and actively working on your project. The precautions and procedures as put forth by the Governor of Idaho, Department of State, and CDC are being strictly followed in our office as well as on our job sites. We are committed to adapting to any changes these jurisdictions may deem necessary, and will keep you informed as they may affect our projects. Please call with any concerns or questions so we can work through these challenging times together.