From the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic the Ontario Construction Consortium advocated strongly for the health and safety of the province’s construction workers. We were aware of many job sites where robust measures were not in place to minimize the spread of the virus – and we became a leading voice for putting solid protections in place. A record of our many statements and interviews on this can be found on our website – https://www.ontarioconstructionconsortium.org/
The Minister of Labour listened and many of the recommendations from construction labour and industry groups were put in place. As a result, there were very few cases of infections traceable to construction sites – we believe only 12 – 15 illnesses. This is a solid record of achievement – every worker and manager should be proud.