During the pandemic, individual construction workers or companies may work inter-provincially in several situations: on a one-time basis, for several months, or where the person, crew or company are moving back and forth between provinces. Manitoba Public Health, after receiving a request from MHCA WORKSAFELY™ and CSAM™, has published a COVID-19 prevention guideline for priority construction workers travelling to Manitoba from other provinces.
The guideline includes:
- Procedures prior to entering the province
- Procedures for screening workers
- Daily screening of
workers, health assessments, and implementation of COVID-19 prevention
procedures which include but not limited to:
- Physical distancing
- Hand Hygiene
- Maintaining daily records of assessments
- Following the regular safety program of the employer for all other hazards
- Requirements for wearing non-medical masks at work and in public
- Self-isolation in housing the employer provides
- Self-isolation for 14 days while not at work
Click here for a detailed outline of the procedures.
The procedures reflect direction from Manitoba Public Health and represent COVID-19 prevention protocols being advocated by MHCA WORKSAFELY™ and our partners at CSAM™. Strictly following the procedures above will minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 on construction sites, and will be essential to minimizing infection from workers who enter or return from other provinces.
Public Health has also advised all non-essential workers traveling from other countries must self-isolate for 14 days under the federal quarantine act.
Stay safe and healthy