By Jonathan Moyer, PHCC–National Association President (2019-2020)
For more than 135 years, PHCC’s commitment has been to fulfill our organization’s proud mission to protect public health, safety and the environment. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to COVID-19. Like you, we’re navigating uncharted territory … but we remain laser focused on implementing procedures that will protect our employees and volunteer leaders and providing resources that will support you, our valued members.
As a PHCC member, you are not alone; we are here to help you work through all the various issues that you’re dealing with as a contractor, an employer, and a servant to your community. It is no surprise that we have already witnessed our passionate network of member contractors coming together to share strategies and help one another through this worldwide pandemic. With that, PHCC has developed a COVID-19 website, where we are posting:
- Resources for Contractors, including those from OSHA, the CDC, and insurance and legal experts.
- Of note, we’ve developed a MESSAGE TO CLIENTS TEMPLATE that you can customize and send to your customers today!
- Resources for PHCC Chapters
- Contractors Talk, where you can ask questions of your peers and post your own tips on how you’re handling business issues related to COVID-19.
- Status at PHCC—National, an ongoing update of PHCC news and events impacted by COVID-19.
In addition, we are putting together an exclusive COVID-19 Webinar. Featuring a well-rounded panel of speakers, this can’t-miss webinar will answer many of your questions on how to best manage your business and keep your employees safe through this ever-changing situation. We will let you know when a date and time have been confirmed. In the meantime, please visit phccweb.org/webinars for upcoming information.
The beauty of technology is that we can “virtually” meet with our members and respond to your needs as they arise, so please check in frequently to our special COVID-19 website and to our social media channels for constant updates. Plus, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what else would be helpful to you as you manage your workers and serve your clients. We are literally a click away!
PHCC’s history has shown that situations like this only strengthen our resolve, skills and experience as business leaders and our commitment to protecting our communities. I have personally witnessed so much “good” from my professional peers during the past week, and I am confident that we’ll continue to leverage the expertise and passion of our PHCC family in the coming weeks and months and come through this stronger than ever. We’re all in this together!