North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is from May 3 to 9. It is a time to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Our Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees would like to honour the lives of workers we have lost and recognize the tireless efforts of our team members who ensure the health and safety of everyone in our communities.

This year, we would like to particularly highlight the selfless contributions of workers on the front lines and all the other essential personnel who have answered the call during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At Shannex, workplace safety is part of who we are, and our Great People are the spirit and foundation of our company. Today and throughout NAOSH week, we are proud to renew our commitment to workplace safety.

As the COVID-19 pandemic situation continues to evolve, we remain committed to sharing information with you about the measures we are taking to protect residents and team members.

We took early concrete steps to protect our communities as part of our pandemic plan, and every day, teams from throughout the organization meet and use our plan to guide them as work continues to ensure the safety of our communities.

To ensure everyone’s health and safety, we have implemented extensive protection measures including daily temperature checks for team members and other active screening protocols such as the use of masks, appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, visitor restrictions, use of designated care/cohorting areas and more.

The role team members play in our organization, during this pandemic and every day, is critical and their support in implementing the measures we have put in place to protect our communities has been incredible.

We would like to thank our team members for their selfless contributions to help keep residents, their co-workers and each other safe and well. Our thanks can never truly express our gratitude.

By working together, we can make the workplace safer for everyone.