With return-to-work on the horizon, more and more Canadian employers are prioritizing safety in the workplace.

For some organizations that means mandating staff to wear PPEs while working on-site. Others are revisiting workplace hygiene protocols and tightening up sanitization procedures. 

But employers like EACOM Timber Corporation are instituting more out-of-the box measures to prevent the spread of the virus at work.

Earlier this summer, EACOM Timber Corporation introduced its mobile vaccination clinic,* designed for their employees and contractors who want to get vaccinated but don’t have the opportunity to visit a regular vaccination clinic.

“Protecting our employees and the community has always been a priority for us,” says Éric Larouche, Vice-President of Human Resources at EACOM Timber Corporation.

“With all the COVID-19 related directives and preventive measures, our people have made many efforts and adjustments to their work environment to protect their colleagues, so offering them easy access to vaccination was the logical next step to accelerate the return to a new normal.”

EACOM Timber Corporation is a well-known Eastern Canadian wood products company that focuses on the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based products.

So far, its mobile clinic initiative has been successful, drawing the company increasingly closer to its 85 percent employee vaccination target.

To take it one step further, they are also offering $350 bonuses to employees that get vaccinated.

EACOM Timber Corporation continues to explore ways to protect employee’s health and well-being in the workplace.

*Note: EACOM Timber Corporation takes all steps to ensure the confidentiality of staff who have been or are in the process of receiving vaccinations. 


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