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Greetings,

Please review the applicable HSE Updates.

  • COVID Restrictions at RAE Offices:
    • As per Christo’s email, RAE has returned to mandatory masking and physical distancing while in common areas of offices. This is to align with current public guidelines (as indicated in the COVID section)
  • Safety Rewards Program: Where your commitment to RAE’s Safety Culture is rewarded!
    • 2021 SRP: Q3 is underway with the potential to earn more than ever!
      • Stay tuned for some important changes to SRP payout rewards!
    • If you have any questions or concerns about the Safety Rewards Program, please email raesafety@raeengineering.ca
  • Company Safety Meeting Presentation:   due Fri 10 September 2021 *part of SRP
    • If you have not already done so, please review the attached Company Safety Meeting and Employee training presentation and indicate that you have done so by replying to the email.
    • Even if you miss the deadline for meeting attendance, you are still required to review the Employee Safety Training presentation(s) and indicate you have done so.
  • September H&S Bulletin: Answer due by 8am Fri 24 September 2021 *part of SRP
    • Submit your response for the Health and Safety Bulletin for a chance to win $25 and earn Safety Rewards Points
  • Health and Safety Committee: *part of SRP
    • If you can’t join the HSC meetings,  provide feedback for the meeting minutes and/or submit any questions or concerns you want us to bring forward. Please submit feedback prior to the next meeting so it can be brought forward.
      • NB:  There was no HSC meeting held in August as quorum could not be met. Items will carry over to the September HSC meeting
  • Mandatory PPGs: Stats are gathered at the beginning of each month for the previous month *part of SRP
    • Ensure all mandatory PPGs have been reviewed and marked as “Read”. These are mandatory for all staff.
  • Hazard Reporting: Due by end of each month *part of SRP
    • Once a month, submit at least 1 hazard, incident, accident, or near miss to hazardreporting@raeengineering.ca
    • Non-work-related incidents count as well, just indicate that it was not work-related in the subject.
  • Peer Recognitions: Due by Company Safety Meeting each month *part of SRP
    • Fillable pdf cards can be found on eSynergy, doc 00.182.678
  • Concessions: If you are an Edmonton staff member, we are looking for feedback regarding the concessions. The survey will be open until Friday 24 September 2021. The continuation of the concession stand will depend on the feedback received. Let your voice be heard here: https://forms.office.com/r/zUb30nbiZL

 

COVID-19** Note: AB has entered into a state of public health emergency and updated the following restrictions since this bulletin was issued to RAE staff and contractors. See

  • COVID-19 information for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#p22780s6Alberta’s
  • COVID-19 transmission is increasing and hospital admissions are rising, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Alberta is taking temporary measured steps to reduce transmission and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. These temporary measures came into effect September 4 at 8 am.
  • Vaccines: Vaccines are our best defense to beat COVID-19. All eligible Albertans are encouraged to get vaccinated. A one-time incentive of $100 is now available for all Albertans 18+ who receive a first or second dose between September 3 and October 14.
  • Masking: Mandatory restriction – effective Sept. 4 at 8 am
    • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
    • Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except in work stations.
    • Schools are not required to implement masking, but school boards will continue to set COVID-19 management policies as they deem appropriate.
    • Learn more about masking
  • Working from home: Recommended measure – Effective Sept. 4 at 8 am
    • Employers are recommended to continue work-from-home measures where possible, and to pause or revert plans to have staff return to work.
    • If employees are working on location, they must mask in all indoor settings except work stations.
  • Social gatherings: Recommended measure – Effective Sept. 4 at 8 am
    • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts.
    • Unvaccinated Albertans are strongly recommended to limit indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only 2 cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.
  • Isolation and quarantine requirements:
    • Measures in effect:
      • Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive.
      • Quarantine is no longer legally required for close contacts positive cases, unless directed to do so by local public health officials.
      • International travellers must still follow federal travel requirements.
      • Isolation hotels and quarantine supports are no longer available.
    • Changes currently scheduled for September 27
      • The 10-day isolation period following a positive test result will no longer be mandatory, but will be strongly recommended.
  • Lotteries and Incentives:
    • Open for Summer Lottery: Visit: https://www.alberta.ca/open-for-summer-lottery.aspx to enter. You only need to enter once to register for all draws, but you must be able to provide proof you have received your second dose. All Alberta residents 18 and older who have both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine can enter to win one of three $1 million prizes.
      • 23 September is the deadline for the final draw
    • One Time $100 incentive to get vaccinated if you haven’t already: See https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#incentives for details
  • CSA Group Survey: Psychological health & safety response during COVID-19 can be taken at https://smuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5qMExbck7eaO2i?_ccCt=cflw-2f1k9a-9ilyxu-fpkh1el5

 

UPDATE RE: AB COVID Restrictions

Since this update was issued to RAE staff in the afternoon of Wednesday 15 September 2021, Alberta has since declared a State of Public Health Emergency (https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx).