Managing and Navigating During a Pandemic

June 4, 2020 Shawn CasemoreBarrie, Collingwood, Midland, Owen Sound 647 Views

We had a great turn out for our June event, “Navigating and Managing During a Pandemic” in which one of our EMC members, Katie from Owen Sound Ledgerock, shared their company's journey through the pandemic. Specifically Katie shared some insights from a desk audit they went through with the Ministry of Labour. 

Katie discussed:

  • The pre-emptive approach that Ledgerock took when the first signs of the pandemic arrived.
  • Why they chose to shutdown for a brief period, to restructure and prepare.
  • How they created an email network to continuously communicate with their employees.
  • Their return to site plan and how they rolled it out.
  • Highlights of their MOL audit, the questions asked and how they approached them.
  • How they screen their employees health conditions.
  • Some unique systems and tools they put into place to minimize any contact between employees.
  • Their process for dealing with the pandemic as a risk, highlighted in the diagram below.


As we all become comfortable in this “new norm,” it’s important to consider the lessons learned by other manufacturers. If you’d like to join us for our July event, please send me an email