The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is looking to help hospitals ensure they are well-equipped to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Canada’s health care professionals prepare for the anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients, the limited inventory of personal protective equipment is becoming a growing concern.
In response to requests from hospitals from across Canada, the CCA is asking their provincial and local association partners to reach out to their members to collect and donate important protective equipment, if they have not already done so.
The in-demand equipment includes some that are routinely used in construction, including N95-rated, or higher, masks and eye protection.
“Construction has been, and will continue to be, a significant contributor to our communities,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president.
“At #CDNConstructionGives, there are hundreds of examples of how our member firms and their employees make a difference. From food banks and scholarships to pet shelters and everything in between, we are there for our communities.”
As well, the CCA has been in contact with the federal government to offer assistance at a national level as Canada manages the COVID-19 crisis.
CCA has asked each of its partner associations to reach out to their local hospitals and health authorities, if they have not done so already, to inquire about how they can help during this crisis.
For detailed product information on items needed please refer to the Mandatory Technical Specifications for Ventilators and Product Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
For more information on where construction companies are able to make a donation, contact a local construction association directly.
Across Canada, the Canadian Construction Association represents more than 20,000 member firms drawn from 63 local and provincial integrated partner associations.
The CCA gives voice to the public policy, legal and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry.