B.C. officials release COVID-19 guidelines for builders

DCN-JOC News Services | March 23, 2020 The province of B.C. has laid out guidelines for construction sites to stay open during the COVID-19 crisis after industry leaders asked for clarity from the provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry about her order prohibiting mass gatherings. Recently, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting…

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BCCA Construction Briefing COVID-19

If you work in BC’s construction industry, please tell BCCA what you’re experiencing as a result of the growing Coronavirus pandemic. BCCA and the Regional Construction Associations can represent and support your business more effectively if you proactively communicate the impacts you’re experiencing. Click here for more resources.

BCCSA COVID-19 Resources Available

Many of you have reached out with specific requests for resources to assist in this tumultuous time.  The BCCSA team has been working non-stop over the past few days to curate information, collate others and when necessary lean on their hygienist resources to create what is missing.  Please follow this link to these resources.  They are currently…

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Provincial Statement on Guidance to Constriction Sites Operating During COVID – 19

The Provincial Government has just released a new guidance to construction sites during COVID-19.  All members in the construction industry must follow these requirements to ensure the utmost protection of our workers, their families and our communities. All employers and employees must read and abide by these rules because it is only through collective efforts…

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B.C. construction groups help found COVID-19 business cabinet

DCN-JOC News Services | March 19, 2020 VANCOUVER — The B.C. business community has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Cabinet to address the significant impacts on our economy in these unprecedented times. The cabinet includes representatives from the construction community like the Independent Businesses and Contractors Association (ICBA), BC Construction Association (BCCA), BC Road Builders…

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Jobsites are not mass gatherings: B.C. officials

DCN-JOC News Services | March 19, 2020 VICTORIA, B.C. — The province has confirmed that its order prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 people or more does not apply to construction sites. The order was given by provincial health officer Bonnie Henry to slow the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association announced it…

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Site C project to scale down for worker safety

DCN-JOC News Services | March 19, 2020 VANCOUVER — BC Hydro has announced it is modifying its work activities on the Site C project near Fort St. John in response to the increasing escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic. “BC Hydro’s top priority is the health and safety of its employees, contractors and the public,” read a…

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The Conference Board of Canada’s COVID-19 Resources

The Conference Board of Canada has compiled a go-to resource for insights and analysis on COVID-19. Here, they bring you quick-read articles based on our multi-disciplinary research. Each article gives you a fact-based understanding of the complex issues impacting you and your organization. Go to Conference Board of Canada COVID-19 Resources. Canadian Outlook Summary Spring…

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BC Construction Safety Alliance – COVID-19 Resources

Resource:BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. BCCSA Guidance on COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is a…

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COVID-19 scare closes Burnaby, B.C. work site, virus impacting construction’s material supply

Journal of Commerce | Jean Sorensen | March 3, 2020 he impact of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is being felt more on the construction material supply side than on the workforce, said Jordan Bateman, vice-president of communications for the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA). “We have had four or five of our members say…

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CCA cancels 2020 conference slated for San Diego

DCN-JOC News Services | March 9, 2020 OTTAWA – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has decided to cancel its 2020 conference scheduled for San Diego, Calif. March 15 to 18. The decision was made by the association’s board of directors following a number of emergency meetings held the weekend of March 7. “The vote was overwhelmingly…

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B.C. budget doesn’t address pressing construction workforce needs: BCCA

Journal of Commerce | Peter Caulfield | March 4, 2020 British Columbia’s 2020 budget does not deliver solutions for small business tax needs or construction’s workforce future, says the BC Construction Association (BCCA). “Predominately focused on health and human services, the 2020 Budget brings no relief for small businesses facing increased tax and administrative burdens, such…

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COVID-19: Implications for business

McKinsey & Company | March 2020 | Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the…

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Industry Special: NHSA™ or NCSO®? Pick the BCCSA safety certification program that’s best for you

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE | BCCSA |February 20, 2020 ant to drive a car in the province of British Columbia? A Class 1 commercial driver’s license allows you to drive both a semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle. But why apply for a truck driver’s license when a Class 5 driver’s license is designed specifically to allow you…

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