Small Industrial Camps Guidance

Protecting Workers, Contractors, and Employers Working in the Natural Resource Sector During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance applies to employers, camp operators, workers, and contractors working in the natural resource sector, and living in employer-provided industrial camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Guide.

Guidance pertaining to large work Guidelines for Natural Resource Sector Worker Camps During the COVID-19 Pandemic camps that have on-site medical clinics can be found in Protecting Workers at Large Industrial Camp During the COVID19 Pandemic, April 28, 2020. Read more.

The British Columbia Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has released a new Order for Industrial Camps on April 23, 2020. This document assists employers to develop an operational protocol that helps employers implement this order, and other orders, notices, and guidance issued by the PHO Office.

Workplaces and businesses that implement advice and guidance provided by public health officials significantly contributes to breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19 amongst employers, workers, contractors, clients and communities.

The advice here complements the guidance prepared by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). You are to take practical steps to maintain your operation during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The BC Centre for Disease Control is the best source for COVID-19 health information.

This guide cannot address all the circumstances that may put a worker, contractor, or client at risk of contracting COVID-19. It provides advice and key resources to help employers prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19 on worksites, as well as into communities. However, employers are encouraged to conduct a workplace risk assessment for COVID-19, as outlined below, that is specific to the business and work camp environment.

You may notice there are two guidance documents for industrial camp operators. One of the guidance documents if for large industrial camps with on-site medical clinics, while this guidance document is for smaller industrial camps without an on-site medical clinic.

Link to natural resources sector doc: click here.