On Friday, April 24th, Governor Inslee issued an addendum to his Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order (20-25), creating a “Phase 1 Restart” of construction in our state. Then, on Wednesday, April 29th, the Governor issued additional guidance for construction. This allows a phased restart of private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict new COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued health and safety guidelines for construction projects seeking inspections.
In addition to the worksite guidelines for contractors and construction crews, the safety of our own inspections team remains paramount. The City of Seattle has developed additional guidelines to ensure our field inspectors have resources to remain healthy while entering construction sites.
With decreased staffing levels, we can no longer guarantee same-day inspections. We realize this reduction in service is an inconvenience to our customers and we will continue to serve them to the best of our ability during this time. Please use the Seattle Services Portal or call SDCI at (206) 684-8900 to schedule your inspection.
For complaints about construction activity not following the State’s COVID-19 Job Site Requirements:
- All items minus numbers 28 and 30 are subject to enforcement action under L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Workplace safety and health complaints may be submitted to the L&I Call Center: (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General questions about how to comply with construction safety practices can be submitted to the state’s Business Response Center.
- All other violations related to Proclamation 20-25 can be submitted at https://bit.ly/covid-compliance.