OGCA Poll Focuses on Business Concerns under COVID-19
OGCA has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other associations to identify business concerns and needs in rebuilding our businesses. The sample included 22% contractors, and included manufactures, retailers, distribution and other business leaders from across the province.
Common concerns include the fact that 69% are concerned employees will be reluctant to return to work, and 67% are concerned they will not have access to PPE required to keep workers safe.
The employers surveyed strongly support the government's involvement in mandating required COVID safety training (72%). There is a focus on training as an important component of maintaining safe workplaces. Moving forward, 66% of responders would like to be able to test their workforce to more effectively manage the problem, and 57% support a requirement that they use digital software to support contact tracing.
This leads us to a discussion with the industry and government about an employer’s management of the health of their workers, their ability to quickly identify workers testing positive, and manage the safety of with those whom they work.
OGCA will use this data for our discussions with government about keeping our worksites safe and open. Thank you to our members who participated.