January 28, 2022

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New isolation rules: “It looks like a headless henhouse with hundreds of chickens”

New isolation rules: "It looks like a headless henhouse with hundreds of chickens"

Labor Law ME Claude Gravel and Occupational Health and Safety Consultant Steve Tremblay.

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“By wanting to keep it simple, we make things a little more complex,” says ME Gravel on LCN Airwaves.

“It’s worse than the A – 38 pass 12 works by Asterix. The way Quebec is currently operating, it looks like a henhouse with hundreds of headless hens, they do not know where to go because of the fire, ”said Steve Tremble.

The latter believe that the measures they have announced are not aimed at reducing pollution, but are protecting the economy by banning workers’ health from the background.

“After five days of harassing workers from their employer, I saw them coming back to work despite the symptoms and it was not acceptable,” Mr Tremblay said.

Occupational Health and Safety Consultant believes companies should take more steps to protect their employees.

“If we show that we can offload the health network to treat as many people as possible, I think employers will be able to unload in companies as well, perhaps allowing patients with less need and symptoms to be left alone. For ten days. It will not kill anyone.”

For his part, ME It is not surprising that Claude Gravel is constantly adjusting the rules.

“At the same time as the virus is spreading, our ability to respond, test and meet the needs of the population is becoming extinct and, unfortunately, we are still facing something that is difficult to predict.”

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Steve Tremble also advises all workers to contact CNESST in case of employer abuse. According to a recent ruling by the Administrative Labor Court, an employer must pay compensation to an employee who is self-employed after being exposed to COVID-19 at work.

To watch the full interview, watch the video above.

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