DPI Construction Management taps Dr. Elaine Chin to consult on coronavirus safety protocols

TORONTO, June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DPI Construction Management today announced the engagement of Dr. Elaine Chin, President of the Innovation Health Group, as an independent consultant to advise on commercial construction projects to ensure workplace safety and employee wellness after stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

“Dr. Chin will help our project managers develop safety protocols that are tailored for all of our projects,” said Rick Perin, Co-Founder of DPI. “We’ve always recognized that every project plan, even with the best laid plans can face challenges along the way. COVID-19 presents an enormous new challenge for all of us in so many ways. This virus will be with us until a vaccine can be found, which means that our approach to workplace safety must be thorough and well thought out. Dr. Chin will help us with that. And, in turn, we’ll continue to deliver for our clients.”

Understanding that every construction site is different, DPI and Dr. Chin will develop tailored plans to maximize social distancing and workplace safety as it relates to the following:

1. Site Preparation 4. Controlled Access
2. Personal Protection 5. Cleaning
3. Scheduling 6. Communications

“When a person goes to work they want to know that every precaution has been put into place to ensure their safety,” said Dr. Chin. “COVID-19 will undoubtedly make construction sites more complex to navigate, but it will be possible to carry on with careful planning and strict adherence to the safety measures we put in place.”



About Dr. Elaine Chin

Dr. Elaine Chin

Elaine Chin, MD, MBA (U of Toronto) is a North American trailblazer of Precision Medicine, founder of Executive Health Centre, a premiere holistic personalized medicine practice in Canada. She is a Wellness Consultant at Good Housekeeping Wellness Institute NYC, former Chief Wellness Office at TELUS Communications Inc and author of, “Lifelines – unlocking the secret of your telomeres for a longer, healthier life.”

About DPI Construction Management
Co-founders Rick Perin and Elvio Di Simone established DPI Construction Management in 1998. The firm was founded based on an unmet need in the marketplace – for a more personalized construction experience built on trust, competence and accountability. This still is what drives the company today, allowing it to prosper into a full-service, industry-leading firm of professionals servicing some of Canada’s largest companies. For more information, visit:



A Letter To Our Valued Clients and Partners,


DPI Construction Management is committed to the health and safety of its employees, trade contractors, suppliers, consultants, owner representatives and any other individual at our head office or on our construction sites.

In light of ongoing events regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI has established an Emergency Task Force that have established specific protocols, policies, and response plans that shall be followed. Given the unique nature of our business, protocols and response plans have been established for the head office and construction projects. Protocols have been established for preventative measures and emergency response measures.

DPI continues to monitor the situation on a daily basis, relying only on reputable official organizations for information, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Public Health Ontario (PHO) and Toronto Public Health (TPH). Given the rapidly changing situation, if changes are made to this document, communications will be made to the appropriate individuals.

This procedure applies to DPI Construction Management’s construction projects.

All managers and supervisors must be familiar with their roles and responsibilities and the requirements of this plan. Managers and supervisors must assist with the implementation of this plan in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Managers and supervisors must be able to answer questions from employees regarding this plan.

All workers and subcontractors are required to be familiar with their roles and responsibilities pertaining to this plan. Workers and subcontractors are asked to assist to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by following the procedures and practices outlined in this document, in addition to those outlined by reputable public health agencies. If there are questions regarding this document, please contact the supervisor.


For more details and information on DPI’s COVID 19 Health & Safety Policies, please contact:

Carolyn Brown
DPI Construction Management

This document was revised and updated on May 12, 2020.

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