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FOR OVER 115 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS

Across Western Canada our signatory employers are industry leaders. Our Union is proud to work hand-in-hand with our contractors to ensure our members are provided safe and professional working conditions.

LiUNA Training Facilities, in conjunction with our signatory contractors implement the necessary courses and education needed to keep our members skilled up and able to perform their tasks efficiently, effectively and without injury.

Our roster of skilled workers provides our signatory employers the benefits of obtaining qualified employees without the turn-over and inefficiency that can be experienced in a non-Union work environment. This enhances the morale and productivity of the workforce, resulting in high-value construction which increases profitability.

Contractors partner with LiUNA because of the value LiUNA members provide. Here are just a few of the ways LiUNA makes your job easier by providing;

  • The highest skilled, trained and hardworking people in the industry with Province-wide training available across Western Canada.
  • Training that meets or exceeds regulatory standards. We offer more than 20 courses to our members at no charge.
  • A voice on issues of importance to the entire construction industry – including the importance of infrastructure and energy investments throughout Western Canada, ensuring work is awarded to Canadian contractors and that our local contractors are provided a fair opportunity in the bidding process.
  • Assistance making work safer, reducing accident rates, controlling workers’ compensation costs, and saving lives.
  • Ability to help our contractors meet labour demands in accordance to agreements or policy requirements.
  • Automated tracking of project and bid opportunities.
  • Affordable health insurance for construction workers and, in many instances, also other company employees.

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Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.