“In this period of growing concern, we make it our duty to ensure the continuity of all our operations while respecting our priorities: preserving the health and safety of our colleagues and their families while contributing to the success of our business partners”.
President and CEO
Dear partners, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects us all.
In this regard, we would like to share with you the efforts that Canam is taking, as well as the new regulations that will be required on our sites. These measures are intended to complement the measures that may be required from you by the general contractor or owner.
During this uncertain period our decisions will be made by keeping in mind two clear and non negotiable
In order to ensure that these objectives are achieved, we count on your collaboration. Please notify your site employees of the new measures that are implemented immediately:
Limit the number of physical accesses and control the symptoms at points of entry. Infrared thermometers should be used as soon as they become available.
If an employee has symptoms of fever (38 degrees C and above) combined with a cough, the access to our facility must be denied. Mandatory isolation conditions must be presented to the employee.
If an employee, once his or her shift has started, shows symptoms of COVID-19, the foreman must follow the decision tree and take the necessary actions. Link to Decision Flowchart (coming soon)
The workstations layout, rest rooms and changing rooms must allow employees to comply with the instructions for a physical distance of 2 meters. Marking of the distances to be respected (e.g. X on the ground under the chairs) in common areas must be followed.
Limit as much as possible the number of employees in the same work area. Put in place rules for sector containment by ensuring that employees in the same sector have access to dedicated washrooms and a break room.
The different shifts must be sufficiently spaced out in time to prevent employees from 2 different shifts from meeting in the workplace. Disinfection of frequently touched common surfaces is recommended between shifts.
While we want to ensure a physical distance from our staff, we must ensure that the risks associated with working alone are well controlled.
Require hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when arriving at the workplace, before and after breaks, before and after eating, and at every visit to the washroom.
Truckers arriving from outside, regardless of their provenance, must report to the access station and remain in their cabs at all times, even when unloading or loading the truck. The procedure for reception of truckers must be clearly communicated to them and posted at the access point.
Download the document (coming soon)
We will continue to monitor the situation closely with local and government authorities. We will
adjust our intervention plan accordingly. We will provide updates and advice as needed.
If you or a member of your organization have questions about any of the precautions we take, please contact me or your primary Canam contact for further discussion.
In the meantime, we appreciate your collaboration in implementing the above protocols, and continue to progress on our sites. These measures apply to all of our Canam sites. The efforts and rigor of all will be necessary in order to make these measures effective.
Let’s work together to stop the progression of the COVID-19. In this sense, sharing methods and protocols can only help. If you have suggestions or have implemented other preventive measures within your company, please share them with us.
Thank you for your continued cooperation in ensuring the health and safety of all staff and those around you.
Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions,
Health and Safety Manager, Field Relations
COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool