The rise of the omicron coronavirus in Manitoba has put a temporary halt to visits by the public and in-office training by MHCA’s WORKSAFELY® program, moving all courses online via Zoom with safety advisors.
All training scheduled to date will be moved online and MHCA committee meetings will also be moved to the Zoom platform, until at least February 14.
Although individual MHCA staff will be in the office sporadically, we are primarily working from home, and continue to be within reach through email and phone, MHCA President Chris Lorenc said.
“Out of caution, given the rapid spread of omicron, MHCA’s office will remain closed until, at earliest, mid-February,” Lorenc said. “Our safety advisors have good experience now with delivering training online, and all staff will respond in a timely manner via email to any inquiry.”
Any member or COR client requiring pickup or delivery of materials and documents can contact their safety advisor or MHCA Officer Administration Coordinator Jocelyn Martens (email@example.com) to make arrangements.
Lorenc said the MHCA is encouraging the full industry to promote triple-vaccination against Covid-19 among their employees, as it is the most effective means to stay safe and continue to work during the prolonged pandemic.
MHCA is updating its Covid-19 resources pages for industry news and assistance.
Safety and health program inquiries can be directed to your regional safety advisor or to Don Hurst, Director of WORKSAFELY®, Education and Training at firstname.lastname@example.org.