COVID-19 Update:

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Click here for WorkSafe BC information and resources regarding COVID-19.

On November 19, 2020, the provincial health officer (PHO) announced that the solicitor general is issuing a public safety order under the Emergency Program Act requiring everyone in all indoor public and retail settings and workplaces to wear a mask. Details of the mask requirements are provided in the PHO’s order.

This requirement applies to all indoor public settings and all retail stores, and all other workplaces in shared work areas and any area where physical distancing cannot be maintained and where workers are not separated by a barrier. Refer to the information provided in the PHO’s order for more details around where this order applies.

Those who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt from this requirement.

Construction employers must take all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness to themselves, workers, and others at the workplace. This includes:

  • Developing and communicating policies prohibiting the following workers and others from entering the workplace:
    • Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19
    • Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
    • Anyone who has been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19
    • Anyone who has been told to isolate by Public Health
  • Maintaining a distance of two metres between workers wherever possible by revising work schedules, organizing work tasks, posting occupancy limits on elevators, and limiting the number of workers at one time in break locations
  • Avoiding in-person meetings and other gatherings, maintaining an up-to-date list of employees at the workplace, and holding on-site meetings in open spaces or outside
  • Providing adequate hand-washing facilities on site for all workers and ensuring their location is visible and easily accessed
  • Provide and maintain adequate washroom facilities as required by Regulation 4.85. WorkSafeBC has guidance around the minimum number of required washroomswashroom facilities where no plumbing is available, and maintenance of washroom facilities
  • Regularly cleaning all common areas and surfaces, including washrooms, shared offices, common tables, desks, light switches and door handles

Employers must communicate the policies and protocols that are in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission through training, signage, and site orientation as appropriate.

Employers should reassess their work environment every day and keep updated with the information posted on the Province’s website: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19

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