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RESCON provides vaccination guidance for the construction industry

Ontario-based construction organization hosting webinars and providing information about where to get workers vaccinated in the Greater Toronto Area.

January 10, 2022   Adam Freill
Construction

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has updated its COVID-19 vaccine guidance sheet, available on its website, to provide Greater Toronto Area (GTA) builders and workers with information on where to get vaccinated.

“The Omicron variant of the virus is highly transmissible and the risk of contracting it is much higher,” says RESCON vice-president Andrew Pariser, a member of the organization’s health and safety committee. “However, studies have found that with a booster dose, workers are better protected and less likely to be hospitalized.”

RESCON’s vaccine guidance sheet is updated regularly by the organization’s policy and programs analyst, Ahd AlAshry, and includes links to all the different registration systems by region across the GTA.

The organization is urging all construction industry workers to get vaccinated and receive booster shots.

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“The health and safety of workers in the construction industry has always been the number 1 concern of RESCON,” says president Richard Lyall. “The guidance sheet provides builders and workers the information they need to get vaccinated and ensure they are protected from the virus.”

RESCON is hosting its next COVID-19 webinar on January 13 to educate members about regulations, best practices and public health measures related to the pandemic. To register, or to watch and listen to past RESCON webinars, click here.

www.rescon.com