As the pandemic has forced many businesses to make significant changes to operations and staffing to remain viable, the financial impact has triggered companies with employee retirement and savings plans to make temporary adjustments as part of necessary cost-saving measures. CapriCMW Group Retirement and Pension Specialists have been working with businesses to understand options they can implement while minimizing the effect on employees.

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COVID-19 update from WorkSafeBC

Expedited workplace closures – what employers can expect On April 11, 2021, an order of the provincial health officer (PHO) delegated specific powers to WorkSafeBC prevention

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BCCDC COVID-19 Checklist for Processing FacilitiesThis checklist is to guide processors and inspectors in evaluating COVID-19 control programs in processing facilities. Refer to the Guidance on reducing the risk of COVID-19 to workers in processing facilities for details.
COVID-19 safety planAs our knowledge of the COVID-19 virus grows, we need to review our COVID-19 Safety Plan to ensure that it remains effective and relevant to protect our workplaces and communities. Use this checklist as a guide to help strengthen your plan.
COVID-19 restrictions extended | New order for Workplace Safety now postedThe Provincial Health Officer has extended all current COVID-19 restrictions, except for gyms and fitness facilities – which can open on January 20, 2022, with strict COVID-19 Safety Plans in place. The COVID-19 Safety Plan order remains in place for B.C. businesses. Members and clients should review and renew their COVID-19 Safety Plan to keep […]
Continuity planning for a reduced workforce – keeping workers safeAs the Omicron wave continues in British Columbia, many employers report unprecedented worker shortages with employees calling in sick. Some authorities have estimated that workplaces could see up to a 30% reduction in their typical workforce. Almost every employer has someone on their team that the latest COVID-19 wave has touched. Some businesses have had […]
The impact of crisis on workplace mental health and business sustainabilityPandemics, fires, heat waves, and floods. Since the beginning of 2020, British Columbia has experienced an unprecedented series of disasters  – from a global pandemic to a record-breaking heatwave that resulted in hundreds of deaths, an extreme wildfire season, and now catastrophic flooding impacting homes, businesses, and transportation routes. While these events have had immediate […]
New PHO orders require COVID-19 Safety Plans for BC businesses | UpdatesOn January 7, 2022, Dr. Henry announced a new order requiring all British Columbia businesses to re-implement the protocols defined in their COVID-19 Safety Plans. Use the COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist to review and strengthen your plan – including links to everything you need to build or expand your safety plan and controls. Need help? […]
Rapid Antigen Workplace Point of Care TestingThe provincial health office announced this week that they will continue to expand point of care testing support for businesses. If you wish to access rapid antigen tests to establish an onsite rapid COVID-19 workplace screening program for employees with no symptoms, follow the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) program process to apply. Email [email protected] for an […]