Interfor’s COVID-19 Message
The health and safety of our employees is always our top priority at Interfor. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has meant coming together as a team to find new ways to work safely in a very different environment.
Central to our response, we developed and implemented an Exposure Control Plan across the Company based on recommendations from leading health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
Through the Exposure Control Plan, we developed new processes to keep our employees, contractors and suppliers safe. These include regular risk assessments, daily health self-assessments, temperature checks, additional PPE, extensive social distancing measures, restrictions on visitors, and additional cleaning and disinfection at each operation. We also engineered solutions to reduce exposure by installing plexiglass partitions, plastic curtains, shields and hands-free door openers.
In addition to developing our Exposure Control Plan, we also took the following steps to support and promote the health and well-being of our employees through this difficult time:
- Starting in April 2020, we ensured continuity of medical benefits for employees affected by pandemic-related shutdowns.
- We supported and encouraged staff to work from home and adopt flexible working hours where operationally possible.
We continue to assess risks and re-evaluate the processes and protections we have implemented, and we are prepared to quickly adapt to new information as directed by local health authorities. We are grateful to our employees for their commitment and hard work in the face of adversity, and to the frontline and healthcare workers in the communities where we operate for their strength and perseverance.