OUR COVID-19 RELATED ACTIONS
Updated: April 8, 2021
HYGIENE AND PREVENTION MEASURES PLAN
For a year now, we implemented a robust Hygiene and Prevention Measures Plan in order to further improve response protocols and protect workers on our site against COVID-19.
As well, we strictly comply with guidelines issued by government and various bodies, such as Public Health and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).
On April 8, the CNESST made surgical masks mandatory in all workplaces at all times.
All workers have been required since January 2021 to wear a surgical or KN95 mask when moving about our site. Surgical masks became MANDATORY at ALL TIMES on April 8.
Here are other examples of measures on our site:
- In an effort to improve our procedures, protect workers and respond quickly to specific situations, we purchased and installed, in the fall of 2020, a COVID-19 screening test laboratory directly at our site. Samples are collected by nursing staff and analyzed by lab technicians.
- Anyone entering our site may be required to take a screening test.
- All of our employees and contractor employees are regularly tested. Close to 2,000 workers are tested monthly.
- Before entering the site, all CMM employees, contractor employees, and visitors must successfully complete new mandatory training on the hygiene and prevention measures that have been implemented. They must also sign a commitment form.
- A triage procedure that everyone without exception must comply with upon entering our site has been introduced. The procedure includes hand washing at the entrance and exit of the trailers installed throughout the site and at our Community Relations Office in Malartic, , a temperature check, and a questionnaire to determine if access to our facilities should be authorized or not.
- Since April 8, 2021: Obligation to wear a surgical mask or KN95 mask on site at ALL TIMES for all our employees, those of our contractors as well as visitors deemed essential.
- All workers living outside the region will be contacted by a medical clinic before they leave their home location. They must complete a health questionnaire to obtain authorization to travel to the region and enter the mine. Once on site, they must take a COVID-19 screening test.
- Staggered site arrival times for all departments in order to avoid groupings.
- The number of people at supervisors’ desks has been limited.
- A big top has been set up outside to provide more room for mining operations workers when they arrive and leave.
- Buses have been added to increase the space between workers on a hot change schedule, i.e. the location where the 240-tonne production truck operators change shifts. The number of workers on buses is limited to one per seat, with seats alternating in each row. Dividers are also installed in the buses. Surgical masks are mandatory on buses at ALL TIMES.
- The number of pick-up truck passengers is limited. Allowable passenger capacity depends on the number of dividers installed in a vehicle. If two employees are in a truck, they must wear a mask even if they are separated by a divider.
- We have recommended that operators eat in their respective equipment and that employees eat in their office if they have one. Otherwise, employees must maintain a distance of at least two metres in lunchrooms. UNLESS they are eating, all workers must wear a surgical mask at all times in the cafeterias even if dividers have been installed.
- A vehicle and equipment cleaning procedure has been implemented.
- The common area cleaning routine has been reviewed and maintenance teams at all our facilities have been provided with additional resources.
- A workplace exclusion guideline has been implemented for workers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
- A cleaning procedure, to be applied if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on site, has been developed.
Continued safe operations require the collaboration and commitment of all CMM and contractor employees.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE REOPENed AND COMPENSATION PROGRAM RESUMED
Our Community Relations Office has reopened since February 8. Since then, we have also resumed the Compensation Program for 2020 for citizens of Malartic and residents on des Merles Road in Rivière-Héva.
You can submit your compensation applications in one of three ways:
Note: Your proofs of residence will be returned to you along with your release and discharge.
The program registration period will be extended through April 30, 2021, inclusive.
If you have any questions, please, contact our Community Relations Team at 819 757-2225, extension 3425 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org