May 11, 2020
Week 9 Growers’ COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Regardless of whether your business was closed or not you must be in compliance.
Restarting The Economy
Emergency Management BC has issued the following message:
Over the next few weeks many sectors, including Agriculture, are encouraged to make plans and establish protocols on how they can operate safely in line with Public Health and Safety Guidelines. WorkSafeBC and the Ministry of Agriculture will work with industry associations to ensure the direction and guidance they provide to their members meets the requirements set out by the Provincial Health Officer. Individual businesses will need to ensure their own plans align with these plans. Details are available on the Province of BC’s website “BC’s Restart Plan”.
For all Sectors
- Assess the risk at your workplace
- Implement measures to reduce the risk
- Develop policies
- Develop communication plans & training
- Monitor your workplace & update plans as needed
- Assess risks arising from resuming operations
In addition to the “All Sectors” requirements, Agriculture must also consider the following:
- Worker transportation
- Worker transportation/temporary barriers
- Temporary foreign workers
- Worker accommodation
Check WorkSafeBC for full details on the
All BCLNA members will need to be in compliance with these requirements; BCLNA will develop a set of templates to assist you in Restarting the Economy. Watch your e-letters for more information.
Free for 2 months People Connect – Mental Health Solution
Sara van Heuveln, of Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates, has forwarded information outlining a special offer for companies currently enrolled in the HortProtect Program; you and your employees can access People Connect, a mental health resource for employers and employees.
Federal Funding Available for TFW Isolation Support
The federal government has now released the details around the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
Resources from Affiliates
Landscape Alberta Pandemic Guide
Landscape Alberta has pulled together a wealth of resources and information and assembled them into a user-friendly, on-stop document. Although some of the information is Alberta-specific this is a valuable resource for business owners in the horticulture industry.
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) Webinars
Leading in the New Next™
When:Tuesday, May 19, 2020
9 am PDT
There is no more new normal. There is only a New Next. Seismic shifts are redefining business, communities, and individual life. Your ability to navigate and leverage them while flawlessly executing today will be the difference between continued excellence, irrelevance, or even extinction. This session shares the specific mindset, strategies, and road map you need to prepare your organization to flourish in the face of upheaval and uncertainty.
Now is the time to pursue the New Next that positions you for growth, success, and continued relevance in the future.