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March 27, 2020
To Our Valued Clients and Business Associates:
We have received numerous enquiries about the current status of operations at Terrapex, and we wish to reassure you that we remain fully “open for business”.
As you are aware, effective March 24, the Ontario government ordered the temporary closure of all non-essential workplaces as part of ongoing efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. However, each of our service lines falls into one or more of the categories deemed essential by the government, and as such we remain committed to delivering those services. At the same time, it remains our absolute top priority to function with social responsibility: to our staff, to you, and to our community at large.
We have closed our physical offices and they are now staffed only by skeleton crews (our geotechnical laboratory remains fully functional). All other project managers and back office staff are working remotely, and are equipped to provide their services safely and securely. Field staff are taking extra precautions to ensure appropriate physical distancing, and each has been provided with tools and procedures to enhance hygiene “on the job”.
Our entire team is active in managing the risks presented by the virus, and our COVID-19 Management Group (comprising our full executive team, people & culture, health & safety, facilities and branch representatives) meets daily by teleconference to ensure that our policies and procedures meet best practice, and address the concerns and incorporate the suggestions of our front-line staff.
I am also pleased to add that at the suggestion of several members of the Terrapex family, we will be donating our excess inventory (about eight cases) of medical-grade, biodegradable nitrile gloves to medical facilities in need.
The morale of our group remains high and we look forward to continue working with you, while together we strive to protect the health and well-being of our collective staff and associated communities. If you have any questions, please contact your Terrapex representative or reach out to me directly.
March 16, 2020
To Our Valued Clients and Business Associates:
We at Terrapex recognize the added stress that COVID-19 puts on you, your staff and your businesses. We wish to reassure you that the virus has not affected our ability to deliver our projects with the high level of service to which you are accustomed. At the same time, it is our absolute top priority to function with social responsibility: to our staff, to you, and to our community at large.
To that end, we have taken steps to protect the health and well-being of our staff and all those with whom they interact, including:
- Ongoing communication of risks and appropriate risk management to all staff as the situation
- Mandatory precautionary self-quarantine for all staff returning from travel abroad
- Active support and encouragement of telecommuting whenever possible
- Other support as appropriate, to enable staff to stay home if exhibiting symptoms
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols in our office environments
- Postponement of all group training activities and active research of online alternatives
- Postponement of all in-person meetings or replacement with telephone or virtual meetings
Although COVID-19 is truly a global pandemic, our best chance of success in mitigating its effects requires concerted action at the individual and community levels. We look forward to continue working with you, while together we strive to protect the health and well-being of our collective staff and associated communities.
The situation is fluid and we will continue to monitor it closely. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your Terrapex representative or reach out to me directly.
Terrapex is pleased to welcome Chris Roach as our newest Senior Project Manager. Chris is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario with 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, and is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) as a Qualified Person for both Environmental Site Assessments (QPESA) and Risk Assessments (QPRA) under Ontario Regulation 153/04.
He specializes in strategic site planning, site assessments and intrusive investigations, excess soil management, vapour intrusion assessments, site remediation, risk assessment and risk management, peer reviews, and the filing of Records of Site Condition (RSCs).
As Senior Project Manager, Chris manages complex projects involving multi-discipline engineering services and multiple stakeholders, and provides strategic advice to clients involved in the acquisition, divestiture or development of real estate and brownfield sites.
Please contact us to see how Chris and Terrapex can assist you with your real estate and
brownfield development needs.