COVID-19 Risk Management Policy
Date Enacted: March 18, 2020 / Date Revised: March 8, 2022 Ver. 11
Senior Management and Safety Coordinator – Longboard Construction Inc.
Longboard Construction Inc. is committed to the safety of our community, employees, clients, and vendors and want to provide assurance that we will strive to maintain business as usual during these times. With a focus on safety and maintaining our clients’ and project partners’ expectations of continued service delivery, our offices will remain open; however, we will continue to take steps to address the current and developing COVID-19 situation.
We are actively following the COVID-19 outbreak and will continue to provide regular updates. As previously stated, Longboard is implementing the following precautionary steps to reduce the impact of this situation as directed by public health authorities and client mitigation requirements:
We continue to monitor all national and global health authorities’ websites, and media outlets to stay vigilant of the fast-changing global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The response to the COVID-19 virus continues to change on a regular basis. All parties are required to meet current requirements and be adaptable to new initiatives when required.
Albertans are still legally required to isolate if they have tested positive for COVID or have any core symptoms (ever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or loss of taste or smell that is new, or un-related to a pre-existing health condition) and have not been tested.
- Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for a minimum of 5 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. Following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home for up to 5 more days (10 total). This means you must eat or drink alone, away from others.
- Not fully vaccinated (1 dose or less): Starting the first day of symptoms or positive test, isolate for 10 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.
- If you test negative and have symptoms, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve.
Quarantine limits potential spread from people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not yet developed symptoms.
PCR testing is available only for those who have clinical risk factors for severe outcomes and those who live and work in high-risk settings.
Antigen test kits are free and available for at-home use.
Face Coverings (Masks)
Where bylaws are in effect, face covering shall be implemented. Face coverings means a mask or other face covering that covers the mouth, nose and chin ensuring a barrier that limits the transmission of infectious respiratory droplets.
All work carried out in jurisdictions where bylaws are in effect, bylaws shall be observed as applicable to worksite conditions.
Cough / Sneeze Etiquette
Workers are expected to continue to follow cough/sneeze etiquette, which is a combination of measures that minimizes the transmission of diseases via droplet or airborne routes. Cough/sneeze etiquette includes the following:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Use tissues to contain secretions and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
- Turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands regularly.
f you are exhibiting core symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or loss of taste or smell that is new, or un-related to a pre-existing health condition: Do not come to work. Contact your supervisor to let them know that you are exhibiting symptoms.
Health Verification of Workers & Visitors
The health and well-being of workers and visitors is paramount. To protect workers and visitors and provide a safe and healthy workplace it will continue to be the responsibility of Site Superintendents and Contractor supervisors to be vigilant in monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19, as required by client directed mitigation procedures, this may include daily health questionnaires.
Orientations are especially important as a means of communicating with new workers the current safety precautions and client directed procedures that they must comply with for them to work on our sites.
Provincial Public Health Measures
COVID guidelines and bylaws differ by province. All work carried out in jurisdictions where bylaws are in effect, bylaws shall be observed as applicable to worksite conditions.