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Construction will still be continuing as an essential service until further notice is given by the provincial government. As such, we have been mandated by the Ministry of Labour to ensure we are taking all measures to protect our workers from the spread and infection of this virus on our worksites. We have communicated and adapted the following practices on all sites:
The health and safety of workers is a top concern and increased focus on health and safety is required to keep jobsites open. Below are resources, tips, and best practices Can Mar will be following during the COVID-19 situation:
1. Personal Hygiene:
Everyone can take individual steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Personal hygiene tips include:
2. Illness Reporting:
The symptoms of COVID-19 are shared with many other illnesses including the cold and flu. At this time, it is recommended that any worker who is experiencing any symptoms should be sent home. In addition, Employer should advise all workers experiencing symptoms to contact public health. Public Health is the leading authority for all issues related to COVID-19 and only they can provide detailed instructions to employees and employers. PLEASE NOTE additional resources, policies, and procedures are being developed to provide additional support in this area.
Communication is key, and a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities will be key. Everyone will need ensure health and safety policies are updated and posted for all employees to see. Use industry resources including those produced by the IHSA will improve on site understanding.
All employees need to have COVID-19 policies that are posted and communicated with to all employees and contractors/trades. This includes how the site will operate including but not limited to the sanitization of sites, how employees and contractors report illnesses, how to ensure social distancing, and how work will be scheduled.
5. Social Distancing:
As outlined in several government announcements Social Distancing is required to control the spread of COVID-19. In order to ensure social distancing on site, Supervisors and Management should consider the following:
6. On-site Sanitation:
As outlined in several government documents, on-site sanitation is paramount. All employers have an obligation to increase the sanitization of sites. Areas of focus should include:
7. Track and Monitor your workforce.
Do the latency period of COVID-19, it is important to track when workers report an illness as well as where they have worked. In the case of a positive test at CanMar Contracting, Public Health will ask Employers to provide information on where an Employee worked as well as the contact information of anyone who may have been exposed. The better CanMar tracks information, the better Public Health can respond. The Supervisors must reports illnesses on their projects to Management.
All sub-contractors that are on our sites will be required to follow these best practices. We also ask that any sub-contractor employee that has symptoms related to COVID-19 (Fever, Sore throat, Cough, Difficulty Breathing, etc.) to please not attend our jobsites. These individuals should be self-isolating at home, as directed by Ontario public health.
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