ERAC’s continued response to COVID-19
ERAC wants to assure members that they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are adhering to recommendations from public health authorities. ERAC’s number one priority is the safety of their staff, Plan Participant members and their responder network.
Early on, they identified their essential services and put a plan in place for continued operations. They remain prepared to respond to any dangerous goods incident across the country on behalf of their Plan Participants.
They’ve also asked their response network to notify ERAC if their availability changes due to COVID-19 so that they can plan accordingly, including dispatching the next closest team or RMA/TA in case of an incident.
Due to the situation, all travel by ERAC staff is still restricted to dangerous goods emergency response incidents only, and all meetings at ERAC, internal and external, are virtual. All staff has been teleworking since mid-March and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future to do their part in physical distancing.
During this time, to support their stakeholders, ERAC has developed:
- a safety bulletin with recommended infection control measures for responders in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic, and
- a link to an ArcGIS application that allows users to locate the nearest disinfection response team across Canada.
Don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-349-5880 if you have any questions or concerns.