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Guide to Workforce Accommodations in Remote Locations

Work sites in the mining, mineral exploration, oil and gas, construction, natural resources, and research industries are often located in remote areas that tend to have harsh climates and less than optimum conditions. Such work sites tend to be geographically isolated, and not easily accessed by road – often requiring days of travel
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Social Distancing Measures to Help Reopen Schools

Educators, parents, and students around the country are wondering when schools will reopen after closures due to COVID-19. While no simple answer to their questions exists, reopening dates will depend largely on schools’ ability to follow federal guidelines, including actions related to health and safety and ongoing monitoring. Social distancing measures figure prominently
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Operating Remote Camps During COVID-19

Implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has come as a challenge to communities around the world, but is especially complicated for remote camp systems. How can man camps — which often consist of hundreds or even a thousand-plus workers in close quarters — stem disease spread and prevent a potentially catastrophic
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How to Set Up a Drive-Through Testing Station

As the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s becoming increasingly clear that widespread testing is a prerequisite to virus containment and any return to normal life. Drive-through testing centers have quickly presented themselves as an effective option for low-risk testing, but setting up these centers requires tactical considerations. Learn
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Health & Safety Best Practices for Man Camps

Industries such as mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas, construction, and research often require work in remote locations, prompting the creation of temporary or long-term workforce accommodations, generally referred to as “man camps.” Far from any outside development, many man camps become mini cities of their own, forced to provide their own
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How to Create a Positive Culture in Your Man Camp

Man camps in the oil and gas, mining, construction, mineral exploration, natural resources, and research industries rely on skilled crews to run their operations, but the very nature of man camps makes it difficult to attract and retain such workers: man camps tend to be in the middle of nowhere, feature harsh climates
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History of Man Camps

Temporary worker housing, also known as “man camps,” have been around for hundreds of years, providing accommodations to everyone from 19th-century railroad workers and gold miners to displaced World War II veterans and modern-day construction laborers.  These temporary houses can consist of RV parks or durable fabric structure buildings, and oftentimes are
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