BCIB engages both internal and external qualified health and safety occupational hygiene professionals for advice and instruction on matters related to COVID-19.
BCIB has always required client contractors to meet or exceed a comprehensive health and safety program. With the additional hazard of COVID-19, BCIB now specifically reviews workplace exposure control plans (ECP)s at all projects that fall under the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).
BCIB also has its own exposure control plan that instructs BCIB on-site representatives how to manage COVID-19 in workplaces including through the process of onboarding and orientation of new employees.
Furthermore, BCIB is in communication with the Allied Infrastructure Related Construction Council (AIRCC) – coordinating and sharing information related to safeguarding employees on job sites.
BCIB has on-site leads supporting the workforce in real time and on an ongoing basis.
BCIB is monitoring advice and recommendation from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, the BCCDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada and WorkSafeBC, as well as all applicable Provincial emergency orders.