COVID-19

Updates for Manufacturers in BC
LAST UPDATED: 4/7/2020, 2:19:49 PM

COVID-19 Top Stories

Webinar | Your Exposure Control Plan

April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to the consequences of uncontrolled virus spread. For manufacturers who may never have considered biological hazards, exposure control is suddenly a critical consideration in workplace safety and business continuity.

A message from CEO Lisa McGuire

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
April 3, 2020 |

Globally, we are faced with the biggest health and safety crisis of the century. It is testing our ability to adapt quickly or risk difficult and heart-wrenching consequences. Can we continue to do what we must to change and adapt our behaviors to minimize exposure and transmission? The impact of our decisions rests on all […]

Rapid funding for SMEs with solutions to fight COVID-19

Canadian Manufacturing
April 1, 2020 |

Mitacs announced that it would help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) expedite coronavirus-related projects

Empty grocery shelves don’t mean we’re out of food

Plant
April 1, 2020 |

Shoppers are facing empty shelves at some stores due to unprecedented demand for food and other goods even as grocers assure Canadians that plenty of new items are on the way.

Member Tips – What Other Manufacturers are doing

Employers are doing their best to follow workplace health and safety regulations and keep up with the evolving requirements of the Public Health Office. Here are examples of the infectious disease protocols and safeguards in place in their manufacturing and food processing plants today:

Restricted access and physical distancing

No outside visitors; only employees allowed in the plant

Restricted access and physical distancing

Blocking doors open so that the handles do not need to be touched

Restricted access and physical distancing

6 ft (2 m) of seperation between people at ALL times.

Restricted access and physical distancing

Stopped all in-person meetings

Restricted access and physical distancing

Only 1 employee allowed in the change room at a time

Resources

We are committed to helping our members through the COVID-19 pandemic with support, information and resources relevant to manufacturers and food processors. If you have a specific question about occupational health and safety in your workplace, please contact us at manufacturing@safetyalliancebc.ca

Can a mask protect me? Putting homemade masks in the hierarchy of controls.

There has been a lot of talk over the last week about the use of masks. What kind of masks are available, who needs them, and can they be reused?1

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John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Home Office Ergonomics

A guide to setting up your home office ergonomically

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Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Ergonomics Wellness Breaks (poster)

Ergonomics wellness breaks poster

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Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Ergonomic tips for setting up a work station at home

Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation in recent weeks, many of us are bound to workfrom home.

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Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC