In order to apply for the BC Government’s COVID-19 Paid Sick-Leave Reimbursement Program, you must sign up for online services. The program, which started on June 15, is available to employers for reimbursement for up to three (3) days wages paid to workers.
SWANA has issued a press release announcing industry fatality numbers for the first half of 2021, reporting that on-the-job worker fatalities have decreased by 50% in 2021 compared to the previous three years in the United States and Canada. While this is encouraging news, third party accidents, where a member of the public is killed in a solid waste related accident, remain the same in 2021 compared to previous years.
Waste Connections of Canada – Toronto District has won The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) award for biggest safety improvement in 2021. Waste Connections is joined by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) of New Jersey for Best Safety Innovation; and the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department (ACCSW) of Georgia for Best Covid-19 Response.