Risk Management Frameworks for Workplace Safety
Developing a risk management architecture for COVID 19 detection to keep employees and the general public safe and healthy.
Project Budget*- $0.2M
Partner Co-investment* - $0.1M
Supercluster Co-investment* - $0.1M
As Canada and other countries develop strategies for economic recovery and returning to business, the challenge we face will be how to develop solutions that can mitigate COVID-19 spread and the risks to a safe return to places of employment.
In this COVID-19 Screening Project, ecoMine, a Vancouver-based biochemistry company, will assess the feasibility of its innovative, low-cost, on-the-spot screening technology for the detection of COVID-19 antigens.
The project aims to deliver three form factors:
- Small handheld sensing devices;
- A colour change vial test; and
- A laminar flow test (a strip test).
With the support of Patriot One, Canada’s leader in visible and invisible threat detection, the ecoMine project will also develop a roadmap for integrating on-the-spot screening results into secure data architectures, to provide a holistic approach to public health and safety.
The same technology approach could be extended to screening people entering various settings, including airports, sports events, hotels, and to high-contact health service offices like care workers, dentistry, physiotherapy, and chiropractic care. In the longer term, the platform could be adapted to detect a broad range of pathogens (beyond COVID 19) on food packaging surfaces or home delivery packaging.
*amounts at time of project selection