During this challenging time, I want to thank you for your ongoing steadfast resolve, your passion for our sector and your commitment to health and safety. Our industry continues to face supply chain, material and labour challenges, yet despite that, members are continuing the vital work of keeping our job sites safe and healthy while delivering the keys to a new or newly renovated home to awaiting families.
Following the announcement from the provincial government, the province is returning to Step 2 of the reopening roadmap effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 AM. Importantly, residential construction work may continue, however members should be aware of the following measures which may impact your operations,
As always, members should be aware of/review the following health and safety measures and guidance.
Instructions from Public Health Officers
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Personal Protective Equipment
Face Coverings and Masks
COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans & Jobsite Guidance
Requirements when workers eat or drink
COVID-19 Help for Employers
Worker Income Protection Program
As we navigate this return to Step 2 of the reopening plan, the province will be enhancing jobsite health and safety enforcement actions and therefore members can, and should, expect increased enforcement for on-site protocols. The industry’s designation as an essential workplace throughout previous COVID-19 waves was predicated on our industry’s collective strong adherence to safety requirements. We must continue working together to keep each other safe and keep our industry running. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local EO and/or OHBA with any questions.