VAUGHAN, ONT — The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has added a section on the COVID-19 information section of its website to ensure builders and workers know how to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The section now includes details on rapid testing resources, a vaccine policy template, health and safety best practices and a guidance sheet that outlines steps workers can take to find out where and when they can get vaccinated, with links to register for the shots.
The vaccine guidance sheet is updated several times a week and provides RESCON members, the construction industry and public with information so that they are able to register and get vaccinated as soon as possible, states a June 7 release.
The site also has links to posters and flyers as well as information on glove sanitizing, correct handwashing techniques, proper use and care of face coverings on worksites and links that provide information on caseloads across Ontario and Canada.
RESCON has also held three webinars to educate members about regulations, best practices and public health measures related to COVID-19 and plans to hold another one at the end of the month. Since the beginning of the pandemic, safety programs have been adopted and rolled out by RESCON members and the organization’s rapid testing group now has more than 10 members administering thousands of tests a week on dozens of sites, states the release.
“The health and safety of those who work in our industry has always been the paramount concern of RESCON,” said RESCON VP Andrew Pariser in a statement. “This website information is another tool to ensure that everybody has the information they need to stay safe, get tested and find out where they can get vaccinated. The key to ensuring our industry remains safe and leads the Ontario economy out of this recession is rapid testing and vaccinations.”