Indiana’s Stay-at-Home Executive Order
Update on Indiana’s COVID-19 response as of 3/23/20
At noon today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced a “stay at home” order for Hoosiers as the state tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. His executive order effectively closes nonessential businesses from 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 to 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 6.
IMAA has received many questions as to what constitutes an “Essential Business” and we are here to assure you that the aggregates industry and construction related businesses are included in the Governor’s identification of Essential Businesses.
11. Essential Infrastructure
[…] The phrase “Essential Infrastructure” includes, but is not limited to, the following: […] construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care facilities, public works construction, school construction, essential business construction, and housing construction); […] Further, the phrase “Essential Infrastructure” shall be construed broadly in order to avoid any impacts to essential infrastructure, broadly defined.
u. Manufacture, Distribution, and Supply Chain for Critical Products and Industries
Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries, such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, chemicals and sanitization, agriculture, waste pickup and disposal, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum, fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, and products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.
Update on MSHA Training Requirements
IMAA will be suspending MSHA Annual Refresher Safety Training and MSHA New Miner Training at the IMAA office through the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order. Additional training dates have been added on the IMAA Calendar in both May and June.
MSHA will be assessing overdue Annual Refresher Training on a case-by-case basis and giving a 30-day grace period. This will be reevaluated as the situation continues to develop and may be extended, particularly if the nation continues to be in a declared state of emergency.
To apply for a grace period on Annual Refresher Training, each individual requesting an extension must send a request to Ron Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy Donnie Lewis (email@example.com).
The grace period does not apply to New Miner requirements.