On Friday, June 5, King County received approval from the State Department of Health to move into a Phase 2 Restart for ALL private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements 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. You need to send your inspector the COVID-19 Site Safety Requirements for Inspections form before your first inspection.
These COVID-19 job site safety practices are required as long as the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Gubernatorial Proclamation 20-25 is in effect or if adopted as rules by a federal, state, or local regulatory agency. All issues regarding worker safety and health are subject to enforcement action under L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
- Employers can request COVID-19 prevention advice and help from L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
- Employee workplace safety and health complaints may be submitted to the L&I DOSH Safety Call Center: (1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- General questions about how to comply with the agreement 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.