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COVID-19 News

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WorkSafeBC has filed hundreds of orders against companies in violation of COVID-19 regulations

If workers or customers feel unsafe in stores, offices or on constructions sites because they don’t think COVID-19 guidelines are being followed, they can file complaints with WorkSafeBC.

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Resuming business operations in B.C. in a healthy and safe manner

WorkSafeBC's bulletin regarding safe and healthy operations in Phase 3 of the provincial government's Restart Plan.

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Federal Emergency Funding for Food Processors

A new $77.5 million federal emergency COVID response fund has been announced to assist companies to implement changes required by COVID-19 to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families.

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WorkSafeBC deferring quarterly premium payments for an additional quarter; release of preliminary base rates for 2021 postponed until fall

WorkSafeBC today announced that it is extending the deferral period for quarterly premium payments for an additional three months, without penalty or interest.

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NGen Supports Manufacturing of Disinfection Robots

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada(NGen), the industry-led organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, is co-investing $5 million in projects leading to the development and production in Canada of automated hands-free disinfection technologies to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

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Canada: Occupational Health And Safety Tips For Restarting Your BC Business

On May 6, 2020, British Columbia Premier John Horgan, alongside Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced the details of BC'sRestart Planfor the reopening of the provincial economy and a return to the "new normal" in our province. The Plan, which is broken down into four phases (discussed in more detail in our publication:COVID-19: Cross country update (May 6, 2020)) will move ahead to Phase 2 after the upcoming May long weekend.

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COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

VICTORIA — British Columbians will soon be able to hug loved ones, resume socializing, visit restaurants, get a hair cut and restart some outdoor recreation, as the government loosens COVID-19 restrictions and morphs into a “new normal” that could last for the next year.

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MEDIA RELEASE | Keeping essential manufacturing and food processing workers safe is key to maintaining the supply chain in British Columbia

Across the province, manufacturers and food processors are taking action to protect their employees and operations from the impacts of COVID-19. They are working to maintain our supply chain and ensure British Columbians have access to vital food and goods. 

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Coronavirus: Mill in Chilliwack, B.C., ramps up production to meet flour demand

The number of people filling their time at home with baking projects during the coronavirus pandemic has made flour a tough commodity to find in some grocery stores.

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Keeping Canadians and workers in the food supply chain safe

Today, the Government of Canada is announcing $50 million to help farmers, fish harvesters, and all food production and processing employers...

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BC Manufacturers Pivot to create Personal Protective Equipment for Essential Workers in the BC Food Supply Chain

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the non-profit health and safety association for BC manufacturers and food processors. Beyond the medical sector, the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) is hitting Alliance member companies hard as well, leaving food processors in particular, scrambling to locate appropriate PPE for their frontline workers.