New Industry Coronavirus Resources and other news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for the Building Transportation Industry

NEII has been working hard to stay on top of the rapidly evolving issues surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on our industry and workforce. This week, the Insider and our weekly Friday COVID-19 newsletters are combined. The Friday updates will continue for the duration of the crisis.

All of NEII's resources are available on our Coronavirus Resources webpage, which is updated daily. Download our latest (5/29/20) spreadsheet on the State/Local/Provincial executive orders and policy directives for added detail.

Highlights from the jurisdictions this week:
  • Washington has issued an update on the status of construction in the state. Governor Inslee has announced that construction activity may resume in phase 2 of the Safe Start Washington Plan. As of today, 14 counties in WA have been approved for Phase 2, and another 11 counties qualify for phase 2 but have not yet received approval. We hope to see progress statewide toward phase 2 by early June.
  • For CA local orders, we now have a link to a sub-chart that has ALL the local orders issued in CA.
  • Nevada announced its plans for Phase 2 of their Reopening Plan to begin June 4, which allows casinos to resume operations.
  • Governor Cuomo announced that NYC will begin to open on June 8, joining the rest of the State in Phase 1.

Please keep in mind that this information is meant to be used as a resource and is not intended as legal guidance.

NEII Safety Tips for Riders and Facility Managers
Also, we have recently updated the safety tips for the riding public and facility managers and those are available for download at

Building Safety Month

May marked the International Code Council’s 40th annual Building Safety Month. The international campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes and raises the awareness of the public to the importance of safety codes.

NEII was a partner for this important month of awareness about building safety. We amplified our message about the importance of safety codes and up-to-date safety code adoption on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Arc Flash Harness Stop Use Notice

3M Fall Protections conducts periodic testing of their products. Recent testing of specific DBI-SALA Delta & Exofit XP Arc Flash harnesses have returned negative test results on some units and they have issued an Immediate Stop Use Notice.

The 2020 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium (IEES)

The final deadline for abstracts for the 2020 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium is June 19. IEES will be held at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam on December 7-8, 2020. The theme of this year’s IEES is "The Future of Vertical Transportation in 2030." Click here for details.

Calendar of Events

  • NEII Field Employee Safety Committee, teleconference - June 3
  • NEII Board of Directors Meeting, teleconference - June 19
  • Elevator World Photo Contest extended to July 15!
  • NEII CCC Teleconference - July 27-29
  • NEII GAC Teleconference - TBD
  • NEII BOD Meeting and NAEC/United Convention, Houston, TX - September 15


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