Calls for Site Shutdowns
Many of you are writing to us urging that sites be shut down for two weeks to assess the extent of infection. Just as many are writing urging that sites stay open. All are calling for sites to be well regulated and monitored for appropriate health protocols, and for more clear direction from government that is unique to construction.
We are relaying all this information to government and stakeholder groups and working together to improve order and introduce solutions that prioritize worker safety.
On March 21, the Canadian Construction Association sent a request to the federal government for further action to help the construction industry and information in specific areas that will support our industry and its workers. Please find the release here. We support the CCA’s additional requests.
The BCCA has also added additional suggestions for safety measures employers can take. It is updated throughout the day as needed: BCCA COVID-19 updates.
We are carefully monitoring actions in other provinces.