During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency, we all need to do our part to keep workers, customers, suppliers and the public safe and healthy so we can stop the spread of the virus. This includes everyone working in the manufacturing sector (i.e. operators, engineers, maintenance staff, production managers, etc.) who need to consider how to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 through work.
At the request of several of our manufacturing members, and in cooperation with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association (CME), CA has developed COVID-19 Risk Reduction Guidance specific to manufacturing facilities in our sector. It includes best practices, tips, and resources compiled from various government and industry sources to help employers and workers in a manufacturing setting reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Both employers and workers have certain duties, rights and responsibilities under provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the jurisdiction in which they are located. Employers should review these as well as follow any applicable directives and guidance coming from their Chief Medical Officer of Health and Ministry of Health in the applicable provincial jurisdiction. To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 through the workplace, everyone needs to comply with the requirements.
This Guidance may also be of use to distribution and/or warehouse facilities.