Brothers and Sisters of the IUPAT,

Although we have seen one of the largest shutdowns of work in our industries and in the history of the IUPAT, we know that many members are still out there. Without any clear, unified Federal guidance, states have been left to craft their own response to this crisis, in terms of what job sites are at risk and what work is deemed essential.

As representatives and stewards of the health and safety of our membership, we must be proactive in making sure that we mitigate risk in the hopes that we get home at night in the same shape that we left in the morning. That we don’t bring home to our families an invisible threat that we have no control over.

Join us this Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 PM EDT on Facebook Live and YouTube for and update on the field from some of our hardest hit areas

along with a Q&A on Jobsite Safety with iFTI Director, Anton Reusing and Industrial Hygienist, Bernie Mizula

The IUPAT holds the health and safety of our members its number one priority, both on and off the job-site. At this time, many of our members are currently considered essential workers and provide much-needed support for construction on structures that are essential for supporting public health and safety during COVID-19, such as hospitals, roadways.

However, though we may be deemed essential, we are absolutely not expendable!  

For those who are providing those essential services, our aim is to provide guidance for safety protocols members on the job site. We are working with our contractors in this very fluid situation, however, we continue to represent our members and will pull them out of harm’s way at all costs whatever that action may be.

-Ken Rigmaiden,

IUPAT General President

When times are toughest,

we are reminded that our Solidarity is more important than ever.