Bulletin

Occupational Health & Safety Update #2


April 7, 2020

To: All MoveUP Members


Since the outset of the pandemic emergency, MoveUP’s top priority has been the safety and health of members in the workplace.

MoveUP sent out an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) to all MoveUP OH&S Committee Members on March 24, 2020 and asked OH&S Committee members to implement them. The WCB (WorkSafeBC) has since clarified that employers are not required to implement the ECP at this time. So, we ask that OH&S Committee Members not complete the ECP that was sent out to MoveUP members. We apologize for the confusion.

We ask that you continue to be vigilant and work with your OH&S Committees to ensure the employer is putting controls in place to prevent and/or minimize exposure to COVID-19. For guidance, rely on the BC Centre for Disease Control website – Prevention and Risks:

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19?utm_campaign=20200311_GCPE_AM_COVID_2_NOTIFICATION_BCGOV_BCGOV_EN_BC__NOTIFICATION

We also refer you to the WCB’s COVID-19 website for more information, including what employers are responsible for while their employees are working from home, in isolation, etc: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates

If your worksite has health and safety issues related to the pandemic, please contact our OH&S Specialist, Niki Schnurr at nschnurr@moveuptogether.ca or the WCB prevention line at 1.888.621.7233.

In solidarity,

Niki Schnurr
WCB & OHS Representative


File Number: LF: MoveUP/Communications/Bulletins
Union Label: NS:sm-USW2009

 

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