OCC Phil Gillies reacted to Premier Doug Ford’s directive yesterday calling for non-essential businesses and services to shut down, saying the message to the construction industry was confusing and contradictory.
OCC Phil Gillies reacted to Labour Minister Monte McNaughton’s statement Ontario Stepping Up Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID 19 on Construction Sites.
OCC Phil Gillies said, “So, suppose there are two thirty-storey buildings going up side-by-side, one an office tower and the other a condominium. The government is now deeming the health and safety risks to the workers require shutting down the office building, but work on the condo building can continue? When the risk factors on the two job sites may be identical? We find this puzzling, and remain concerned for the workers on residential sites”.
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