BCIB has engaged subject matter experts to review and provide counsel regarding health and safety programs from the prime contractor including the hazards specific to COVID-19.
BCIB already requires the employer to meet or exceed a comprehensive health and program, and with the additional hazard of COVID-19, BCIB has included new infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols required for the prime contractor on all active CBA projects to meet or exceed.
BCIB also has its own exposure control plan that directs our on-site representatives on how to manage COVID-19 during the onboarding and orientation of project workforce employees.
Furthermore, BCIB is in communication with the Allied Infrastructure Related Construction Council (AIRCC) – coordinating and sharing information related to safeguarding employees on the sites. The AIRCC will review exposure control plans prior to site operations.
BCIB will have on-site leads supporting the workforce in real time and on an ongoing basis. BCIB will also make itself available to support WorkSafe BC workplace inspections.
BCIB is monitoring advice from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC and will continue to address and modify plans accordingly.