CALGARY (660 NEWS) — As workers stay home and self-isolate, construction workers are still working away.
Unfortunately, since there is no remote way to hammer a nail into a piece of wood, workers are to still be on the job.
But, it’s not all bad.
“It’s easier to separate people geographically on a site, as well frankly many construction sites are outdoor in the fresh air which is not a bad thing,” Labour Employment Lawyer Tom Ross said.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any risks though.
“The risk on a construction site isn’t so much from having a large group of people, it’s some of those people have to work very closely together,” Ross said.
Ross adds that at this time, having people work further apart is the best practice, as well as the usual safety precautions of sanitizing work areas and making sure if you’re sick, you stay home.