June 9, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has ensured workers can easily access the most up-to-date details related to COVID-19, by adding information sections to its websites.
Today, RESCON has stepped up its efforts by adding details on rapid testing resources, a vaccine policy vaccine policy template, health and safety best practices and a guidance sheet that outlines steps workers can take to find out where and when they can get vaccinated, with links to register for the shots. The vaccine guidance sheet is updated several times a week, to ensure the most accurate and current information is being shared with members, construction industry workers, and the general public.
“The health and safety of those who work in our industry has always been the paramount concern of RESCON,” said Andrew Pariser, vice president at RESCON. “This website information is another tool to ensure that everybody has the information they need to stay safe, get tested and find out where they can get vaccinated. The key to ensuring our industry remains safe and leads the Ontario economy out of this recession is rapid testing and vaccinations.”
Additionally, RESCON has held three webinars to educate its members on regulations, best practices, and public health measure related to COVD-19, and will be hosting another webinar in late June. Safety programs were adopted by RESCON as they were rolled out and the organization’s rapid testing group now has more than 10 members administering thousands of tests a week on dozens of sites.
Feedback to the site has been positive, with members describing the guidance sheet as “extremely helpful and a one-stop shop for the information they need to know.”
“We continue to do our part to keep our members and the construction industry informed and safe with the latest and up-to-date information on COVID-19,” said Pariser. “We reacted quickly when COVID-19 struck and have continued to show steady and consistent leadership throughout the pandemic. As a result, our industry has remained open and transmission on sites has remained low.”
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