CCA spells out vaccine policy
By Rob BlackstienHealth & Safety
The Canadian Construction Association has taken a stance.
The Canadian Construction Association recently sent out an email to all its members. In it, CCA Mary Van Buren clarified the association’s stance on vaccinations. Here’s her note in full:
As we head into the fall of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious threat to our personal health, the health of our families, friends, colleagues and business partners. As a fourth wave of infection has affected many areas of Canada, health authorities across the country continue to recommend measures to mitigate the risk to individuals and to those with whom they may be in contact. Health authorities are broadly recommending a full range of measures, including hand washing, wearing masks, social distancing, testing, self-isolation, and full vaccination.
Some employers, public and private, are requiring full vaccination. On the advice of health authorities, many provinces are rolling out vaccine passports. Many project owners are considering (and some have implemented) a requirement for full vaccination for access to construction project sites. Many of our member firms are promoting (and in some cases requiring) full vaccination. CCA now requires anyone entering the CCA office and anyone participating in an in-person CCA event to be fully vaccinated.
Our industry has been a leader in Canada in adoption of safety and early implementation of mitigation measures to protect both ourselves and others from the spread of COVID. As we continue to get back to some level of “normal” in our lives and businesses, CCA encourages everyone to follow the advice and recommendations of our public health authorities and use the full range of the measures recommended by our public health authorities to reduce the risk and impact of COVID on ourselves, our families and our friends and colleagues.
CCA’s website has a number of COVID-19 resources at cca-acc.com/covid-19-resources. We also recommend contacting your local construction association for additional resources.
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