Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a message from head office in Oakville to discuss the importance of protecting members on jobsites.
In his message, he requests all members wear personal protective equipment, particularly when interacting with other trades.
“I would prefer you wear a mask and I recommend goggles and gloves if you are in close proximity to other trades,” he said. “I realize this is a hassle and we’re not used to this, but I think this is the best thing for you to do.”
Gallagher reported that he and the union business reps have been pressing employers across the province to make sure that any Local 793 members interacting with other trades are wearing proper respiratory devices and personal protective equipment.
Business Manager Gallagher also took the opportunity to reflect on all the thank you messages he received from members showing gratitude for the $250 President’s Choice gift cards.
“I’m glad that members appreciate it and I would do it again if I had to.”
View a tutorial by Craig Giles, OETIO Training Supervisor Oakville, on how to don and doff an N95 mask properly.