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May 4, 2020

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

WORKPLACE GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS Overview This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. This document outlines the criteria that should be addressed in individual, written workplace policies and procedures established to address the COVID-19 pandemic response. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to re-opening or continuing operations after May 1, 2020. Industries or business with specialized operations or aspects may be subject to additional guidance. Any additional guidance made available is intended...

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May 1, 2020

Jobsite and Workplace Poster

CCA has created an enhanced safety measures poster for use at the jobsite and workplace. Please feel free to print as many copies as you need! 8.5×11 Version 11×17 Version    

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April 23, 2020

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Version 4.0

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A GUIDE. Version 4.0 – April 23rd, 2020 INTRODUCTION. For those who had been tracking the progress of the COVID-19 Pandemic for some time it was becoming obvious that we were moving into unknown territory from a safety and health perspective. Just as with society in general we, as an industry, were likely going to have to develop new protocols and best practices for this emerging reality and in the week leading up to March 16th this began to ramp up significantly. We needed to respond as one industry and if this were...

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April 17, 2020

ACA’s COVID-19 advocacy on behalf of industry

ACA’s COVID-19 advocacy on behalf of industry  April 16, 2020  ACAadmin Over the past month as the extent of the the COVID-19 crisis intensified ACA has been working on our members behalf to help them and their employees get the help and economic security needed to come through the other side. We have been sending letters to government and meeting them in web conferences over the past few weeks to push for their support. We are continuing to hold conversations with our partner associations, members and government officials to work on the best solutions. Below is a list of the letters...

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April 7, 2020

Navigating Business Through a Global Pandemic – More Advice for Contractors

Navigating Business Through a Global Pandemic – More Advice for Contractors Stuart M. Detsky and Victor A. Bandiera In our last article we provided advice for contractors in order to minimize the impact of the pandemic on existing projects. In this article, we will provide advice to contractors who are intending to bid new work and/or enter into new contracts for construction or service projects. FORCE MAJEURE IS NOT THE ANSWER While contractors are certainly getting legal advice about force majeure clauses and how they may assist with ongoing projects, these clauses are not going to be very useful for...

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April 4, 2020

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Version 3.0

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Version 3.0 April 3rd, 2020 INTRODUCTION. For those who had been tracking the progress of the COVID-19 Pandemic for some time it was becoming obvious that we were moving into unknown territory from a safety and health perspective. Just as with society in general we, as an industry, were likely going to have to develop new protocols and best practices for this emerging reality and in the week leading up to March 16th this began to ramp up significantly. We needed to respond as one industry and if this were to be possible it...

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April 3, 2020

Home Office Ergonomics: Hacks For Working Well From Home

Home Office Ergonomics: Hacks For Working Well From Home Jolene Kober  March 31, 2020 With rapid movement to working from home in the past few weeks, I know most individuals are feeling over whelmed and have tried to just survive in the short-term. The Evolve Team wanted to provide a video that gives you quick tips and tricks on how to set up a home office with using a laptop or tablet. Our hope is that it helps you intentionally set-up your work space so that it better supports your body and helps to prevent developing aches and pains during this...

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April 2, 2020

Parker: Calgary construction industry builds a plan to keep working through pandemic

Parker: Calgary construction industry builds a plan to keep working through pandemic Bill Black, Pres/COO Calgary Construction Association. David Parker  •  Calgary Herald   The office of the Calgary Construction Association is normally a busy place, with members needing to visit for day-to-day business plus attendance at CCA education seminars. President and COO Bill Black quickly realized that due to the COVID-19 pandemic he had to manage the constant flow of people — closing the office and having his staff work from their homes. Those members needing documentation are given a two-hour window per week, by appointment only. But Black knew there...

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March 26, 2020

Canada’s construction industry is putting safety and health first

OTTAWA, March 25, 2020 – The health, safety and well-being of our workers, their families and friends, and the communities we operate in is always the top priority of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and its more than 20,000 member firms. This has never been truer than it is right now. From the construction and renovation of hospitals, to keeping roads safe, to bringing power and clean water to homes, the construction sector builds communities and delivers projects that are essential to Canadians’ quality of life and to the success of our country. The CCA and our provincial and municipal...

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March 25, 2020

City of Calgary- Suspension of construction sites

Mar. 25 – Update on Inspections, and Suspending Sites View Newsletter here Suspension of construction sites If you are suspending activity on a construction site, please inform The City of Calgary by calling 311. Building inspectors will attend multi-family and high-rise sites that would have higher risk to public safety should construction activity be stalled at this time. Inspectors will review public access, loose debris, and security of the sites. 311 is prepared to respond to these calls and track all suspended sites. Please refer to the Calgary Construction Association resources for site suspension and pandemic planning: COVID-19 Project Suspension Impact...

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March 25, 2020

PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

Construction Pandemic Planning 2.0   PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A GUIDE. Version 2.0 – March 24th, 2020 INTRODUCTION. At the beginning of last week it was obvious to many of us that we were moving into unknown territory and, from a safety and health perspective, we as an industry were going to have to develop new protocols and best practices for our new reality. Many organizations in our industry do not have internal resources to create such content while other larger organizations do. In a display of community leadership many of these larger organizations have been willing...

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March 25, 2020

Proactive Documentation of Impacts of Covid 19 – Revay

Proactive documentation and monitoring of the impacts of COVID-19 on construction projects Project Management and Construction Claims Services Montreal, Québec: montreal@revay.com Ottawa, Ontario: ottawa@revay.com Toronto, Ontario: toronto@revay.com Calgary, Alberta: calgary@revay.com Vancouver, British Columbia: vancouver@revay.com March 24, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact the construction industry, not only in terms of the health of its workers, but also in terms of project schedule and cost, Revay would like to remind all our clients of the importance of keeping detailed daily records of the events and their impacts on your projects. Over the past few weeks, we are aware that construction projects...

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March 24, 2020

Alberta construction groups urge province to keep sites open

Alberta construction groups urge province to keep sites open March 23, 2020   CALGARY, ALTA – As the federal government weighs its options to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, Alberta builders are urging officials to keep job sites open. In a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) and eight local construction associations called on the province to not suspend construction work. “There are different groups looking to the government to suggest shutting down construction as an industry. The federal government has already pushed that off to provinces and suggested it’s a province by province issue,”...

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March 23, 2020

CCA Brief: Government’s economic response plan to COVID-19

CCA Brief: Government’s economic response plan to COVID-19 Dear colleagues and members, As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the industry informed, we have put together this briefing on the latest Government of Canada announcement. CCA has also added a central information hub on our website with updates and resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak for circulation and use amongst all members and companies. This hub can be found at cca-acc.com/covid-19-resources.   Government of Canada announces $82 billion relief and stimulus package amid COVID-19 outbreak March 19, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – Yesterday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance...

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March 23, 2020

Canadian Construction Association Press Release on COVID-19

CCA PRESS RELEASE ON COVID-19 Dear colleagues and members, CCA issued the following press release today on COVID-19 calling on the federal government for action and information in specific areas that will support our industry and its workers. A copy of the letter sent to the Prime Minister is available at the bottom of this email. Canada’s construction industry is responding to COVID-19 OTTAWA, March 21, 2020 – The health, safety and well-being of our workers, their families and friends, and the communities we operate in is the top priority of the more than 20,000 member firms of the Canadian...

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