Destination Medical Center Webinar Series Kicks Off with Construction Safety in a COVID-19 Environment

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Destination Medical Center is shifting important conversations to an online platform in a new webinar series. The DMC Webinar Series will highlight current community and state topics and invite local experts to provide insight. The first webinar, in partnership with Rochester Area Builders, Inc., is Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and will focus on construction safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation will include representatives from Mayo Clinic, Benike Construction, Kraus-Anderson, Mortenson, and Olmsted County Public Health.

“During this time of social distancing, we’ve already seen firsthand how webinars and videoconferencing are powerful tools to stay connected with one another and continue to have in-depth conversations on community issues,” said Patrick Seeb, director of economic development and placemaking for the DMC Economic Development Agency. “DMC’s first webinar on construction safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is timely and relevant, as spring construction season picks up here in Rochester and across the country. Our panel of experts will discuss how we can keep vital construction projects moving forward while prioritizing the health and economic security of the workers.”

Under the state of Minnesota’s Stay at Home Order, workers supporting construction of all kind are included in the list of critical sectors. The webinar will address how projects across the country continue to monitor health guidelines and keep safety protocols up to date.

“We are confident that our members will continue to be leaders in the construction industry by following the proper protocol of practicing safe distancing on job sites whenever possible and using proper hygiene to limit the spread of not just COVID-19, but all germs,” said Alissa Moe, Rochester Area Builders, Inc. president. “We must, as always, prioritize safety and job site regulations and now must be vigilant in combatting the spread of COVID-19. We need our workers to be healthy in order to be there for our customers and our communities. We are pleased to participate in this webinar on construction safety during this pandemic.”

This is a free webinar. Register here.