June Newsletter

Ontario COVID-19 – Can Your Company Work This Season?

On April 16th the Ontario government issued a list of sites & projects that are deemed essential. These lists were announced to be functional until the start of Step 1 of the re-opening plan on June 11th. While it is important to follow the previous restrictions put in place by the Ontario government, it is now equally important to follow restrictions and guidelines to keep your job site active.

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Vaccine efforts ramp up for residential builders in Ontario

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has recently stepped up efforts to ensure that builders and workers are familiar with how and where to receive their vaccines. These initiatives are being done in order to keep everyone safe and to make Step 1 of the re-opening plan go smoothly. More below.

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Ontario releases three-step plan to safely reopen

In combination with the Chief Medical Officer, the Ontario government has developed a 3-step play to cautiously and safely re-open. This plan is designed to gradually lift public health regulations while the vaccination rate increases. This 3-step plan also includes a 21-day evaluation in between the steps to ensure all measures are working. For more information on how the Ontario Government will be operating, click the link below.

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‘They could be fired’: Employees may need to show proof of vaccination as workplaces reopen

As Ontario is slowly beginning the reopening process employers are preparing to recall workers and labourers. Because employers have an obligation to maintain a safe workspace, workspaces where groups of people are in close contact some are predicting mandatory vaccinations. There are many different approaches to this logic and for more insight click the link below.

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What drove COVID-19 workplace transmission in the third wave?

As of May 31st, 25,500 people have contracted COVID-19 but WSIB predicts these numbers are far higher, citing a potential lack of communication that has been reported between high-level management and ground-level employees. More:

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A Tragic Death Underscores the Need for Heat Stress Training

As summer nears, keep in mind that sending workers into hot and humid conditions without educating them may be a death sentence. Read more about the tragic story of Anthony Dalton.

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Interpreting Drug and Alcohol Test Results

There are many intricacies and complexities to interpreting drug and alcohol test results. There are many different potential drugs that are tested for, and several different ways these tests can be conducted as well. More details here:

Interpreting Drug and Alcohol Test Results

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