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Pandemic - May 5, 2020

05 May 2020


At the Dawn of a New Definition of Industrial Hygiene



Most manufacturers will be able to resume gradually their operations on May 11. What are the measures in place by those businesses to protect their employees and limit the risk of spreading the virus ? The DESTL team proposes some initiatives planned or already implanted by few manufacturers. Inspired by the guide provided by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) to establish a protocol. Several memory cards, as well as posters for all work environments are also available on the website.


Hygiene rules

The government strongly recommends opting for disposable paper towels, no contact trash and access to 60% hydroalcoholic solutions in absence of soap and water. Hand sanitizing stations in multiple locations are highly recommended. The employer must ensure the availability of appropriate cleaning products to sterilize workstations, dining areas, sanitary facilities and tools that are use daily.


Respect the respiratory label

Hygiene also involves covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and using disposable tissues that should be discarded immediately after use. Whether it is wearing a mask, a visor or gloves, companies must provide the necessary equipment for the safety of their workers.


Preventive measures

If the risks of contamination can not be eliminated to zero, the employer must reduce and control them. Companies can take employee’s temperature every morning or have them complete a self-report questionnaire.


Mental Health during Pandemic 

The current context can cause a period of stress and anxiety for many people. The DESTL team reminds you to consult reliable resources to help you deal with this difficult situation. Stay informed with sources such as :, the official web site of Quebec government.

Do not hesitate to consult if necessary, to do physical activities, and do not forget yourself in all this uproar.


Travel and Parking Management Solutions for Sustainable Mobility

Thursday, May 7 at 1:15 p.m., the MOBA team invites you to a webinar on the CRE-Montreal Eco-responsible parking approach and travel management plans of Metropolitan CGDs. Learn concrete actions to efficiently manage and plan the mobility and parking of companies, public organizations and institutions. The event will be host in French.

Reserve your place for free ! 


Do you want to tell us about your activities? Contact us at 514-855-5757 or


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