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Construction Site Hygiene

COVID-19 has brought the hygiene practices at construction sites into laser focus. If you see something please say something!

The BC Building Trades is compiling information, and we will be working alongside them advocating for members' safety.

It's important to know that WorkSafe BC occupational health and safety regulations require workplaces to have either fixed or portable washroom facilities that include provisions for hand-washing, and that these must be kept in clean and sanitary condition. Similar provisions apply to where workers consume food (lunchrooms).

You have the right in B.C. to refuse unsafe work if you believe these conditions are not being met and present an undue hazard. If you are being asked to work unsafely:

1. Email Assistant Business Manager Mandeep Saggu msaggu@ibew213.org  so that we can work to have it corrected quickly.

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2. Email the BC Building Trades info@bcbuildingtrades.org. They are that we can compiling information so that we can advocate on your behalf

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3. Call WorkSafe BC at 604-276-3100 (Lower Mainland) or 1-888-621-7233 (toll free).

This is about your safety.