Keeping your service personnel healthy and safe

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, many questions exist about how to best keep our front line workers safe. Mechanical Business is currently compiling hundreds of tips and suggestions from your colleagues across Canada who replied to our “Share your best COVID-19 practices” survey (it’s not too late to give us your feedback). We will share this with you in the coming days.


In the meantime, United Association (UA) in the U.S. has released a comprehensive guide outlining safe practices for workers in the plumbing and HVAC fields. While it cites American rather than Canadian legislation, it contains a number of best practices about the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for tradespeople working in the plumbing and HVAC/R sectors.


Here in Canada, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has a number of pandemic resource links on its site. While less specific than the UA document, there is still some very interesting information available.


Stay safe. Stay healthy.