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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR MANITOBA'S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


We have created and compiled the following resources to help keep you informed and to help you implement best practices regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation in our province, we’ll be here for you through every step of this pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at safety@constructionsafety.ca or 204-775-3171 in Winnipeg or 204-728-3456 in Brandon.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

NEW: We’ve got construction site signs for COVID-19 protocol. These signs include information on best hygiene practices and a warning to stay offsite if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

If you would like one of these signs for your site FOR FREE, call us at 204-775-3171. Extra copies cost $5/sign.

What is COVID-19? How does it affect work in construction? Here’s our document outlining what you need to know: COVID-19 and the Construction Industry.

Here is an additional resource document that outlines safe work practices for construction sites to help you better understand the changes you can make at your job site: COVID-19 Prevention Best Practices for Construction Sites.

It’s possible your work might take you into an occupied space or private residence. To help you conduct risk assessments for these scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic, take a look at our resource document, Guidance for Performing Work in Occupied Spaces Amid COVID-19.

What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19? Take a look at the employer best practice guide with step-by-step procedures we’ve developed to follow in the event that this happens at your workplace.

MORE RESOURCES

If you have questions or concerns about working during the pandemic, here is some further information to help you implement safe work practices for COVID-19:

It’s possible, however, that business operations could slow down in the midst of dealing with COVID-19. The Winnipeg Construction Association has updates here on what the provincial and federal governments are doing to help business and workers affected by COVID-19.

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has compiled a list of frequently asked COVID-19 questions, in the event that a worker believes they contracted COVID-19 at work. You can view that information here.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety also has information on creating a business continuity plan to help prepare. You can find it here.

To stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news in our province, visit the Province of Manitoba’s COVID-19 website. You can also visit the Government of Canada’s website for more national news on COVID-19.

To better understand the spread of viruses and infection, here are some free online informational videos on emerging viruses and universal precautions against infection.