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COVID-19 Protocols for Construction Sites

Last Updated:
July 20, 2020

The Canadian Construction Association released the COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites, which includes best practices for construction organizations to use to protect their workers and others from COVID-19 while continuing safe operations.

Prevention

  • Signage with relevant COVID-19 updates is clearly posted.
  • All workers exercise practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Non-essential travel is not authorized.
  • Workers capable of working remotely must do so.
  • Detailed tracking of workers’ status on-and off-site is kept.
  • Additional cleaning measures are enforced in all common areas.
  • Access to commonly shared devices is limited.
  • Workers are isolated to their teams or zones as much as is possible.
  • In-person meetings are limited in quantity and attendees.

Detection

  • Workers must not show symptoms such as fever, tiredness or coughing.
  • Workers must not have been outside Canada in the last 14 days.
  • Workers must not have had contact with anyone infected with COVID-19.

Rapid Response

Potentially exposed individuals must abide by the following:

  • Self-isolate and not come to work.
  • Contact their supervisor or HR department.
  • Contact local health authorities for further direction.

Contact Scrivens for more information about COVID-19 and construction safety, and read the full document at scrivens.ca/CCA.