Exclusive offer to Bell Mobility Discount Plans

IUOE Local 793 is pleased to offer savings to your mobile service with the introduction of the Bell Mobility Discount Plans. The program is designed to offer preferred rate plans to Local 793 members which go beyond standard consumer promotions and special offers. The discount is available to all Local 793 members, retirees and up […]

IUOE Local 793 is pleased to offer savings to your mobile service with the introduction of the Bell Mobility Discount Plans.

The program is designed to offer preferred rate plans to Local 793 members which go beyond standard consumer promotions and special offers.

The discount is available to all Local 793 members, retirees and up to five family members. Members must be initiated and in good standing with the Union to access the plan.

In order to activate or migrate an existing Bell mobile number to the plan for discount, a proof of membership is required. Acceptable proof includes your Union card and Union registration number.

To access exclusive pricing, call the dedicated specialist team at 1-866-244-9108 and activate your plan.

To check out the latest devices, click here and then call the EPP White Glove Centre at 1-866-244-9108 to activate.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST.

Addressing the addictions and suicide crisis in the construction industry

“MY HOPE IS THAT LOCAL 793 BECOMES A LEADER IN HELPING MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.”– BUSINESS MANAGER, MIKE GALLAGHER Members, Local 793 and the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario are working in partnership with De Novo Treatment Centre to conduct research within the construction trades industry regarding addiction […]

“MY HOPE IS THAT LOCAL 793 BECOMES A LEADER IN HELPING MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.”– BUSINESS MANAGER, MIKE GALLAGHER

Members,

Local 793 and the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario are working in partnership with De Novo Treatment Centre to conduct research within the construction trades industry regarding addiction and suicide to better identify the causes behind these critical life issues.

Research shows that the rates of addiction and suicide in the construction industry are among the highest across all work sectors. When you add the current and lingering stresses from the COVID-19 pandemic, all of this can take a serious toll on your mental health.

In order to provide effective help, current research is needed to identify some of the main factors causing the high rates of suicide and addiction. To do this, we are asking for your help!

Please complete the survey using the link below. Your participation is voluntary, and all responses are strictly anonymous and confidential.
The survey results will help De Novo Treatment Centre to develop training tools for training centres, unions, and employers to better understand and address addiction and suicide among workers in the industry.

Please complete the survey as soon as you can. The survey ends on July 25, 2021. Please click the link below to start the survey.

SURVEY LINK: https://logit.qfimr.com/DNMB

To thank you for your participation, De Novo Treatment Centre has authorized 120 randomly selected survey respondents to receive a $50 gift card.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach Grace Tiersma at De Novo Treatment Centre. 1-800-933-6686 x242 or grace.tiersma@denovo.ca
Thank you in advance for completing this important survey.

Joe Redshaw
President, IUOE Local 793
De Novo Treatment Centre Board Member

Resources:
https://www.thesafetymag.com/ca/topics/psychological-safety/suicide-a-growing-concern-in-the-construction-industry/221384
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6903a1.htm
https://barrie360.com/opioids-claimed-six-lives-a-day-in-ontario-during-start-of-pandemic/
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191030082825.htm

Best Doctors Termination

Dear Member, As part of the ongoing review of our health benefits plan, the Trustees have been monitoring the use of Best Doctors by our members and their families. The review revealed low use of this program compared to other valuable benefits our plan offers. As a result, the Trustees decided to end participation in the […]

Dear Member,

As part of the ongoing review of our health benefits plan, the Trustees have been monitoring the use of Best Doctors by our members and their families. The review revealed low use of this program compared to other valuable benefits our plan offers. As a result, the Trustees decided to end participation in the Best Doctors and the program has been terminated as of December 31, 2020.

The Trustees are committed to ensuring that the Trust is prudently managed and that resources are allocated to the benefits that bring the most value to our members. This is in part why Local 793 adopted the Members Health Program earlier this year and why the Trustees will continue to assess the effectiveness of programs on an ongoing basis.

How will this change affect me?

Any cases started on or before December 31, 2020 will be covered under the plan. Best Doctors will continue to review open cases and answer questions beyond December 31, 2020 until these cases are resolved.

For more information

For more information on Members Health, please visit https://www.members-health.com/
If you have any other questions, please contact OEBAC at info@oebac.org

 

Joe Redshaw
Acting Executive Director
Operating Engineers Benefits Administration Corporation (OEBAC)

New Platinum Level Healthcare for Members

Members, On behalf of the IUOE Local 793 Executive Board and Life and Health Benefits Fund Trustees, I am very pleased to announce a new comprehensive medical care service provided by Members Health. Effective today, July 13, 2020, all members* will have free access to convenient and personalized healthcare by a team of licensed doctors […]

Members,

On behalf of the IUOE Local 793 Executive Board and Life and Health Benefits Fund Trustees, I am very pleased to announce a new comprehensive medical care service provided by Members Health.

Effective today, July 13, 2020, all members* will have free access to convenient and personalized healthcare by a team of licensed doctors from coast-to-coast in all Provinces and Territories. Doctors are available to help members 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days year and from anywhere you are – at home, work, in your car and even when you are traveling outside the country.

COVID-19 has revealed gaps in our healthcare system and has left many members and their families afraid of seeking in-person medical advice or care.

The doctors at Members Health connect with you in minutes by phone or a video visit. Providing easy and no cost access to qualified doctors through Members Health is the newest way members are receiving platinum level service from Local 793 and your Life and Health Benefits Plan.

Mike Gallagher
Business Manager, IUOE Local 793

WHY MEMBERS HEALTH?

Members Health is a Patient First Healthcare Service designed and run by some of Canada’s leading Surgeons and Physicians.

THEY PROVIDE

    • Doctors in minutes, 24/7/365- via Phone, Tablet or PC.
    • Prescriptions, Labs & Diagnostics ordered while on the video call.
    • Referrals to and timely access into Specialists & Surgeons arranged.
    • Preventive Health Screening, Doctors Notes, Mental Health, Wellness & Nutrition help.
    • Continuity of Care protected by keeping Family Doctors informed.
    • Access to a Health Library powered by the Mayo Clinic.
    • Dedicated Care Team Managers assigned to each Member for follow up and truly personalized care.

15 Minutes current average time to connect to their Doctors

WHY MEMBERS HEALTH?

1. Convenience of Patient First Care
Members Health Doctors see you 24/7/365in minutes, from anywhere, at Home, Work,in your Car, even when you are outside theCountry.

2. Follow Up Care
Every visit includes 24-48 hour post care follow up calls.

3. Time & Money Saved
No more waiting at the Walk In or 6 hoursplus in the Emergency Room. No more lostwork hours and lost pay.

Effective today, July 13, 2020, to register and book a doctor at Members Health, you can:

  1. Go to their website at www.members-health.com and click the Benefits Registration Button

2) Call: 1 800 484 0152

3) Email: 793Team@members-health.com

IUOE Local 793 Endorsed Safety Protocol for JOBSITE MEASURES to Protect Against COVID-19

IUOE Local 793 Endorsed Safety Protocol for JOBSITE MEASURES to Protect Against COVID-19 WHY THIS PROTOCOL IS IMPORTANT This protocol has been developed because of the urgent need to ensure that construction workers on a project are able to go to work and come home again safely in this time of international health crisis. The COVID-19 virus is […]

IUOE Local 793 Endorsed Safety Protocol for JOBSITE MEASURES to Protect Against COVID-19

WHY THIS PROTOCOL IS IMPORTANT
This protocol has been developed because of the urgent need to ensure that construction workers on a project are able to go to work and come home again safely in this time of international health crisis.

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and, although symptoms are mild in the majority of cases, it is serious and can even cause death.

Construction employees moving from project to project or employer to employer have a right to a consistent, predictable, and very high level of care for their health and safety throughout the industry.

“Community transmission” is now a reality in Ontario and elsewhere. Because early stages of COVID-19 infection often have few to no symptoms, people who have no idea they may be infectious may well be present on a worksite. The only safe response to such a situation is to assume that infectious individuals do exist in the
workforce and to create a plan that will protect workers even working on the same site as an unknowingly infectious person.

For that reason, this is a very stringent and necessary protocol. Every protective measure contained in it is based on advice from provincial, national and
international experts, including information/publications by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Public Health Ontario, Health Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and the World Health Organization.

HOW THIS PROTOCOL WORKS
This protocol divides the process for creating a safe workplace into the Four Ps:

Preparation – Prevention – Protection – Policing

The first step is Preparation. All work sites must be prepared to meet the new reality of working during a pandemic. Layouts must be adjusted. Shift schedules and crew arrangements must be modified to allow all workers to follow Health Official guidelines for social distancing and health hygiene while continuing to work. New cleaning processes and procedures must be put in place and enforced.

The next step is Prevention. Anything that increases a risk to workers on site must be prevented from getting onto the site. This step requires strict screening and monitoring of all individuals coming onto the site and behaviour on and off the site.

The third step is Protection. Every resource necessary to ensure the safety of all workers on site must be present and used by all workers. This includes appropriate PPE, handwashing, and other resources to allow all workers to meet Public Health guidelines while at work.

The final step is Policing. Without adequate enforcement the best planned safety measures are ineffective. All employees must be engaged in the process of identifying and correcting unsafe workplace practices.

The details of this protocol’s requirements at each step are set out further below.

STEP 1: PREPARATION
1. Schedule Adjustments
2. Work Process Assessments
3. Social Distancing On-Site Rules

STEP 2: PREVENTION
1. Restricted Site Access
2. Daily Health Review
3. Encouragement of Self-Reporting – Access to Income Replacement
4. Rules Regarding Off-Site Conduct

STEP 3: PROTECTION
1. Regular Cleaning of Equipment and Surfaces
2. Use of Protective Eyewear, Gloves and Masks
3. Disinfectants and Sanitizers
4. Toilet Facilities
5. Reinforcement of Basic Hygiene Rules

STEP 4: POLICING
1. Enforcement

STEP 1 PREPARATION

The Public Health Officials of Ontario and Canada are unanimous that effective social distancing is a key component to avoiding infection.

Maintaining a safe distance from all other individuals is of high importance. Changes to the way the workplace is set up to make it possible for workers to work at a safe distance from each other as much as possible will be necessary.

       1. SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS
Fewer people on-site at the same time will mean fewer opportunities for too-close proximity. All worksites must review their staffing policies to reduce the number of workers on-site at any given time to levels which will enable effective social distancing.

Preparing the Job site by adjusting schedules may mean:

o Reducing the number of crews on-site at any one time;
o Extending work deadlines to allow tasks to take place at separate times rather than all at the same time;
o Staggered work start and work end times to avoid gathering at entry and exit ways and other pinch points;
o Staggered break and lunch times to avoid gatherings; and
o Building in time to appropriately sanitize worksites and materials into the daily schedule

       2. WORK PROCESS ADJUSTMENTS
Fewer tasks requiring employees to work close beside each other will also enable effective social distancing.

Preparing the job site by adjusting work processes may mean:

o Rearranging the physical site to ensure proper ventilation in all work spaces;
o Imposing limits on the total number of workers allowed on site or in a hoist to enable social distancing, and limits of one person to a vehicle or in or on the cab of other equipment;
o Creation of designated work areas for certain tasks to reduce unnecessary gatherings;
o Rearrangement of the site to eliminate ‘pinch points’ such as narrow entry and exit ways, cramped site trailers, narrow pathways;
o Elimination of unnecessary areas of gatherings such as food trucks or indoor cafeterias; and
o Removal of objects likely to be shared from hand to hand by employees like commonly available reusable mugs or bottles

Finally, tasks which require employees to work in close proximity to each other and which cannot be postponed must be stopped until a work plan can be developed to find the safe way of performing that task.

Such a work plan may include:

• Alternatives ways of completing the task;
• Ways to complete the task with fewer people;
• Ways to complete the task in shorter time; and/or
• Additional PPE and sanitation measures to be used while completing the task.

       3. WORK RULE ADJUSTMENTS
New rules about on-site behaviour will mean individual employees aren’t solely responsible for making sure social distancing is practiced by all workers.

Rules must be implemented, communicated, and enforced that all workers shall remain a minimum of two (2) metres apart from each other. Unnecessary close contact shall be prohibited.

Where on-site meetings are necessary to share information, worksites must limit the number of participants meeting to no more than five (5) people at a time. This includes at breaks and lunch hours. Meetings must be held in locations capable of allowing attendees to maintain their minimum distance from each other during meetings.

Alternative formats for the sharing and communicating of information shall be used to ensure all unnecessary contact is prevented.

STEP 2: PREVENTION

Once the site is set up and good practices and rules are in place, steps must be taken to ensure that to the maximum extent possible, no contagious persons or objects make their way into the worksite.

       1. RESTRICT SITE ACCESS
All employees, subcontractors, union site representatives and visitors to the project must be required to complete a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questionnaire (see Appendix 1) before entering the worksite.

The questionnaire should be comprised of these three main questions.

1. Have you travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days?

Yes _____ No _______

If Yes – Date of Return?_________ (must be 14 days minimum to stay on site)

2. Do you currently have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, including the following symptoms: fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, diarrhea, muscle aches/headaches?

Yes _____ No _______

3. Have you been exposed to a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of the COVID-19 infection?

Yes _____ No _______

Anyone who answers “yes” to any of the three questions must not be permitted access to the worksite until that person has completed a 14 day self-isolation period with no symptoms manifesting at which time they will be entitled to be recalled to their original position with no loss of seniority, if applicable. The rights of Union Representatives to attend on site in the course of their duties will not be curtailed other than in accordance with this Protocol or the applicable collective agreement. Site management must notify the Health & Safety Advisor or the Superintendent and applicable union representative immediately.

       2. DAILY HEALTH REVIEW
Every person, including visitors and union representatives, who attends on a project site must be subject to temperature screening upon arrival at the jobsite.

All employees shall be provided with wearable thermometer patches daily and temperature readings will be reviewed three times daily – at the outset of the shift, at the mid-shift break, and before leaving at the end of the day.

If wearable thermometer patches are not available, temperature screening shall be conducted by a qualified medical practitioner or an individual properly trained to administer tests and shall include an initial forehead thermometer temperature check and a follow up confirmatory check five minutes later. Any employee with signs of heightened temperature once the confirmatory check has been performed will be sent home that day.

Best practices for hygiene shall be followed with respect to this screening process. Illness reporting shall be required as described above.

The health of each worker under each foreperson’s supervision will be reviewed at least three times daily for all employees and subcontractors: prior to entry, at lunch and before leaving work. A foreperson shall also be responsible for reviewing the health of all workers under his or her care during pre-shift meetings and will require forepersons to assess the health of each worker.

       3. ENCOURAGE SELF-REPORTING
Employees must self-monitor and must voluntarily leave the job site if they experience any signs of illness. The symptoms of COVID-19 are shared with many other illnesses including the cold and the flu. Any worker or visitor who begins experiencing symptoms of cold or flu while on site will be sent home.

No reprisals will be taken against any employee for doing so and doctor’s notes will not be required from an employee who is sent home or experiences symptoms.

Employees with heightened risk of a life threatening response to infection (such as asthma, diabetes, heart condition) will be offered a job-protected layoff for reasons of sickness and an ROE will be issued to enable that employee to access income replacement during the layoff. These individuals will be encouraged to identify themselves and not be on site for their safety.

In addition, all workers experiencing symptoms will be advised to complete the self-assessment on the Ontario COVID website and follow instruction there, or call telehealth (1-866-797-0000), their local public health unit or their family physician.

       4. MANDATORY PIBLIC HEALTH REPORTING
Public Health is the leading authority for all issues related to COVID-19 and only they can provide detailed instructions to employees and employers.

Occupational illnesses among employees on site including COVID-19 will be reported:

a. to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (in writing) within four (4) days;
b. to the joint health and safety representative;
c. to Local 793; and
d. to WSIB

If any employee is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, the jobsite to which the employee reported will be shut down immediately until a safety and risk assessment is completed. That assessment shall be completed in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Work crews who have been in contact with the infected employee will be required to self-isolate away from the workplace for fourteen (14) days, among other measures which at a minimum shall include thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all common surfaces.

Any recommendations of Public Health Officials will be followed. Subject to any recommendations of Public Health Officials, employees who have completed a fourteen (14) day self-isolation period without experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 shall be entitled to be recalled immediately to their original position, with no loss of seniority, if applicable.

   5. RULES REGARDING OFF SITE CONDUCT
Certain off-duty and off-site behaviour during the pandemic has the potential to bring serious health and safety concerns onto worksites. All individuals who will be working on active job sites, employees, supervisors, contractors, visitors and union representatives are expected to respect the advisories of Public Health Officials and must respect any self-isolation and social distancing recommendations at all times, including when they are off work. Individuals will be removed from site if there is any reason to believe off-duty conduct is inconsistent with social distancing and self-isolation during off-duty hours as this has the potential to expose many other workers to risk of infection.

STEP 3: PROTECTION

Effective social distancing, site cleaning, PPE, and hygiene practices that ensure the virus is not transmitted through commonly touched objects are important to the protection of all workers.

The following practices must be undertaken to protect workers from crosscontamination.

       1. REGULAR CLEANING OF EQUIPMENT AND SURFACES
All ‘high-touch’ surfaces must be cleaned using soap and water or an alcohol-based rub on EVERY shift. The Health Canada List of Approved hard surface disinfectants shall be consulted for this purpose.

This includes door-way entrances, door handles, light switches, ladders, elevator buttons, keyboards, phones and all construction equipment handles, consoles, controls and seats, subject to any risk to damage to such equipment.

Offices, trailers, containers, workshops and other facilities will be properly cleaned. The frequency of cleaning each work area and surface will depend on the number of people who use it, the duration of use, and the presence of any objects which people might handle with their hands.

       2. USE OF PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR, GLOVES AND MASKS

Safety Eyewear

If employees are required to wear protective glasses or face shields in the course of their work, such glasses or face shields shall be for the use of that employee only and shall be clearly identified as such.

PPE must be issued for individual use only.

Employers must give instruction on how to remove glasses and or face shields without touching a worker’s face. Sterilization wipes or disinfecting liquid must be readily available at stations on site to assist workers removing or cleaning protective glasses or face shields.

Work Gloves

If employees are required to wear protective work gloves in the course of their work, such gloves will be issued to that employee only. Gloves must not be shared and should be marked with the name of the individual to whom they are issued.

Infection can adhere to gloves. Because the use of gloves can discourage regular handwashing, notices must be posted in the workplace confirming that gloves are no substitute for handwashing and handwashing stations must be made available to all employees using gloves. High alcohol content cleanser must also be applied to all work gloves at regular intervals throughout the shift.

Masks

All employees will be issued and required to use N95 type face masks or equivalent while on the jobsite. In the event that due to mask shortages an employer is temporarily not able to obtain N95 or equivalent masks, employees will be provided with non-medical masks for use for periods of time when and if physical distancing is not possible. Non-medical masks must meet the recommendations for such masks published by Health Canada. Masks should fit well, should not be shared with others, and must be changed as soon as they get damp or soiled. Cloth masks can be laundered with other items using a hot cycle and then dried thoroughly.

Employees must be instructed on how to put on the mask in order to make a proper seal. Employees must be instructed on how to remove and put on masks without touching their faces.

Lined disposal bins with closing lids should be made available on site for disposable masks. Disposable masks will be disposed of and replaced immediately if they become damp and otherwise after a maximum of three (3) days of use.

Employees must be instructed that mask use is ONLY effective in combination with handwashing immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off. Handwashing stations and breaks to perform appropriate hand washing will be provided for all employees.

       3. DISINFECTANTS AND SANITIZERS
Alcohol wipes or liquid to be used in wiping down thoroughly all gloves at end of workday will be provided. Alcohol content must be minimum 70% for cleaning. The Health Canada List of Approved Hand-Sanitizers shall be consulted and followed.

Wash stations provided on site shall be in easily accessible locations. There shall be wash stations on every floor of a building. All workers will be required to wash their hands before entering an elevator or stairwell. Before exiting the jobsite, all workers will likewise wash their hands. All workers will be advised that their clothes must be washed upon returning home and their steering wheels and handles in the car must be disinfected to prevent any potential community transmission.

A supply of disinfectants and hand sanitizers will be provided throughout the site for general use and will be replenished as needed.

       4. ADDITIONAL MEASURES FOR TOILET FACILITIES
Soap / paper towel dispensers, hand dryers and hand sanitizing stations on site will be checked frequently and replenished as needed.

Garbage bins will be placed near toilet’s exit doors to encourage people to use a paper towel to open/close the door.

Paper towel dispensers will be placed near high-touch surfaces such as water coolers, kitchen/break room counters, conference rooms, and other locations with shared high-touch surfaces.

       5. REINFORCEMENT OF BASIC HYGIENE RULES FOR ALL WORKERS
All persons on a jobsite will be directed and reminded to take the following individual hygiene measures. Notices and recommendations will include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom – use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
• When coughing or sneezing: cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand, and dispose of any tissues used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash hands afterwards;
• Avoid hugs and handshakes;
• Avoid commonly touched areas including handrails and public transit poles;
• Wash your clothes as soon as you get home and shower;
• Take outside shoes off before entering your home and do not allow them in your house; and
• Notify your supervisor immediately if you feel sick

STEP 4 – POLICING

1. ENFORCEMENT

The final step is Policing. Without adequate enforcement the best planned safety measures are ineffective. All employees must be engaged in the process of identifying and correcting unsafe workplace practices.

The Government of Ontario, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Employers and IUOE Local 793 all agree that these stringent standards must be adhered to in order to protect employee and community safety.

All employers shall make clear to employees the process for reporting concerns or violations in regard to this policy or COVID-19 risks at their workplace. No reprisal shall be taken against any individual for reporting concerns with respect to this policy or COVID-19 protections.

This policy is appended to and shall be deemed a part of the Collective Agreement. It is enforceable under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Labour Relations Act, and in the same manner as a violation of the Collective Agreement.

Appendix 1 – Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) Preventative Measures

Questionnaire to be completed by all personnel entering the site

All employees assigned to this site must complete this form and submit to ____________ prior to entering the site.

Personal information –

First and last name: ____________________________
Email: ____________________________
Cell Phone: ____________________________
Employer: ____________________________

1. Have you travelled outside Canada since March 12th?

Yes _____ No _______

If Yes – Date of Return?_________ (must be 14 days minimum to stay on site)

2. Do you currently have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, including the following symptoms: fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, diarrhea, muscle aches/headaches?

Yes _____ No _______

3. Have you been exposed to a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of the COVID-19 infection?

Yes _____ No _______

Declaration:

I hereby confirm that the information provided herein is accurate, correct and complete and that the responses submitted within this form are genuine.

I undertake to inform ________________in writing of any changes to the information already provided and to update the information on this form whenever requested to do so.

Signature Date

___________________________ ______________________________

EMPLOYER ENDORSEMENT

IUOE Local 793 Endorsed Safety Protocols for JOBSITE MEASURES to Protect Against COVID-19

I, the undersigned employer, agree to abide by the minimum protocols outlined in the IUOE Local 793 Endorsed Safety Protocols for JOBSITE MEASURES to Protect Against COVID-19.

I recognize that members of Local 793 have the right to refuse unsafe work and in accordance with that right, any failure to abide by any of the policies above may lead to members of Local 793 refusing to perform unsafe work. I agree that no member of Local 793 shall suffer any loss as a result of any member of Local 793 refusing unsafe work as a result of the employer’s failure to abide by the above policy.

I further recognize that the failure to abide by any of the policies above may be considered a violation of the collective agreement between Local 793 and the employer and may be enforceable as such.

Dated this ___ day of ________, 2020.

Employer Name: ____________________________________

Employer Signature: _________________________________

Name (Printed): _____________________________________

Safety Protocol For Jobsite Measures To Protect Against Covid-19 Checklist For Business Representatives

SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR JOBSITE MEASURES TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19 CHECKLIST FOR BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES The Ontario Government has declared construction an “essential service”. Many Local 793 members continue to work. To ensure the health and safety of our members and their families, Local 793 has developed a comprehensive Safety Protocol for Jobsite Measures to Protect Against COVID-19 (the […]

SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR JOBSITE MEASURES TO PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19 CHECKLIST FOR BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES

The Ontario Government has declared construction an “essential service”. Many Local 793 members continue to work.

To ensure the health and safety of our members and their families, Local 793 has developed a comprehensive Safety Protocol for Jobsite Measures to Protect Against COVID-19 (the “Protocol”). The Protocol lists health and safety measures that Local 793 expects signatory employers to put in place. Every safety measure is based on advice from provincial, national and international experts, including information/publications by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Public Health Ontario, Health Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and the World Health Organization.

This checklist allows business representatives to evaluate the health and safety practices and policies of signatory employers and compare them against our Protocol. If you want further information about any specific safety practice, look at that part of the Protocol.

This checklist follows the Four Ps: Preparation – Prevention – Protection – Policing.

How to complete the checklist:

Step 1 – Lead by example. Know the Protocol and this checklist and wear all PPE before you enter a jobsite. Complete the checklist by visual inspection and speaking to the steward and members on site. Take pictures if necessary.

Step 2 – Review and/or complete your checklist with a management representative. For each “No” or “In Progress” answer, determine and make notes on how and when (specific date) the employer will comply which must be as soon as possible.

Step 3 – Complete the Section 5, Evaluation and Enforcement. If the result is a “Pass”, advise the employer of the result. If the result is a “Fail” or “Conditional Pass”, contact your area supervisor immediately and follow his instructions.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Company name:
Jobsite Address:
Telephone and fax numbers:
Contact email:
Management Rep I spoke to:
Phone or Email for Mgmt. Rep:
Name of Steward:
Does the Company currently have a policy for COVID-19?  Yes _____ (Review and keep the policy)  /. No _____
If so, has the Company policy been posted on site where employees can review it? Yes _____  /  No _____ (Review placement with management rep)

A limited time rate offer on a TD Home Equity FlexLine for members of Local 793

Limited time rate offer on a TD Home Equity FlexLine for members of Local 793 Now more than ever, we’re helping you save on interest while borrowing with our TD Home Equity FlexLine with a special rate offer of TD Prime + 0.20%. Here’s what you need to know: You can apply between Monday, June […]

Limited time rate offer on a TD Home Equity FlexLine for members of Local 793

Now more than ever, we’re helping you save on interest while borrowing with our TD Home Equity FlexLine with a special rate offer of TD Prime + 0.20%.

Here’s what you need to know:
You can apply between Monday, June 8 and Friday, July 10.
This limited time offer is only available in Ontario through a TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist.

To find a TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist and start your application, you can visit mms.tdcanadatrust.com.
  • Please have your Union registration number handy. It can be found on your Union Membership Card.
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Reminder: All meetings across the province cancelled or postponed

A reminder to Local 793 members that due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and as per the COVID-19 Emergency Response Measures communicated on Friday March 13, 2020, all Local 793 offices and OETIO training facilities will remain closed until further notice. This includes the cancellation or postponement of all special called ratification vote meetings. […]

A reminder to Local 793 members that due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and as per the COVID-19 Emergency Response Measures communicated on Friday March 13, 2020, all Local 793 offices and OETIO training facilities will remain closed until further notice.

This includes the cancellation or postponement of all special called ratification vote meetings.

The ratification vote meeting for members working under the Kitchener/Waterloo Area Collective Agreement (now the Central Southwest Ontario Heavy Civil Collective Agreement), scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Cambridge Office, has been cancelled.

We request that all members working under this agreement inform their fellow brothers and sisters of the postponement. Members will be notified when a new date has been set.

Should you require immediate assistance, please feel free to contact your union representatives via phone or email.