Ontario is in Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is now in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place, including indoor dining, personal care services, retail, sports and recreation. Please consult the Roadmap to Reopen for full details.

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space; new capacities for spectators
  • Indoor meeting/event spaces with physical distancing and other restrictions and capacity limited to 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain physical distance
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limits
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to 50 per cent indoors and 75 per cent outdoors
  • Concert venues, cinemas and theatres permitted to operate with capacity limits
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. The province will remain in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their eligible population aged 12 and over fully vaccinated.

For full details on Stage 3, please view the Roadmap to Reopen.

Peel Public Health issued a class order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act to owners of workplaces to exclude probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the workplace, direct them to self-isolate and implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Please click here for more information.

The Retail Council of Canada offers a free resource to help businesses calculate reduced capacity limits. Please click here to access the Ontario Store Capacity Calculator.

Province of Ontario – Stop the Spread Business Information Line
Businesses who have questions about how public health measures impact their business or employment, including capacity limits, can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. The service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please consult the Government of Ontario’s website.

COVID-19 WORKPLACE SAFETY PLANS & GUIDELINES

The following lists workplace information and resources to help businesses safely operate during this time.

Develop a COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

All open businesses/organizations are required to prepare and make available a COVID-19 workplace safety plan. A copy of the plan shall be made available to any person for review upon request, and be posted where it would come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business.

Safety Plan Questions

The Province has outlined the following six questions that can guide businesses through preparing their COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan. 

  1. How will you ensure all workers know how to keep themselves safe from exposure to COVID-19?
  2. How will you screen for COVID-19?
  3. How will you control the risk of transmission in your workplace?
  4. What will you do if there is a potential case of, or suspected exposure to, COVID at your workplace?
  5. How will you manage any new risks caused by changes to the way you operate your business?
  6. How will you make sure your plan is working?

Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 in the Workplace

To reduce the risk of passing on novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) at work, employers should:

  • Screen people who enter the workplace
  • Support self-isolation for workers with symptoms and workers who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases
  • Ensure people maintain a physical distance of two metres or more
  • Have workers, clients and visitors wear masks  
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects
  • Support hand hygiene, particularly handwashing
  • Remind workers about good cough and sneeze etiquette and to avoid touching their face
  • Work with the local public health unit if any workers have COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19

Resources & Guidelines to Help Workplaces Operate Safely

There are a number of resources to help workplaces operate safely, including sector specific guidelines, signage and posters in multiple languages, health and safety education/training webinars and advisory services. Access guidelines and resources by clicking on the links below or search the Health, Safety and Reopening Resource Portal by clicking Resources on the webpage sidebar.

  • Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) Small Business Advisory Services: WSPS is matching small businesses (with less than 20 employees) with a health and safety expert to help improve workplace health and safety measures and practices. The program is free for all selected participants.
  • COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment and Safety Plan: The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is offering a free online course to help organizations in Canada conduct a COVID-19 workplace risk assessment and safety plan.
  • COVID-19 Worker and Employee Screening Tool:  Businesses or organizations must comply with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including workplace screening protocols. This tool provides basic information only and contains recommendations for businesses or organizations for COVID-19 screening as per Ontario Regulation 364/20. It is not to be used as a clinical assessment tool or intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Using this specific online tool to answer the questions is optional and is not tracked or enforced.
  • Small Business Health and Safety Training Program: Ontario’s new Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will cover the course registration costs for an employee who is appointed by their colleagues as a health and safety representative for their workplace. The program will also reimburse small businesses $150 towards the representative’s training time. All small businesses that have six to 19 employees are required to have a health and safety representative and they can apply for this program.
  • Region of Peel Resources
  • Province of Ontario Resources
  • Government of Canada Resources

Vaccines, Testing & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access

Find resources to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, including portals to access the COVID-19 vaccine, rapid antigen testing kits for workplaces and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Click here to access these resources

Mandatory Face Mask By-Law

Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces and on MiWay Transit is required under By-law 0169-2020 until September 30, 2021.

Wearing a mask is part of the core four actions supported by Peel Public Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Government of Ontario has also made masks mandatory in most public establishments and in workplaces.

For more information on the Mandatory Face Mask By-Law, please click here. 

Hierarchy of Controls

The hierarchy of controls (image and description below) can help you choose the right controls for your workplace. This applies to all workplace hazards, not just COVID-19.

The levels in the hierarchy of controls, in order from most effective to least effective, are:

When making your COVID-19 workplace safety plan, always start by considering the most effective controls first. First, try to eliminate the hazard altogether. Where eliminating the hazard is not possible, use multiple engineering and administrative controls. The higher the control appears in the diagram and the earlier it is in the list, the more effective it is.

RESPONDING TO COVID-19 CASES & OUTBREAKS IN THE WORKPLACE

What To Do in the Case of a COVID-19 Outbreak in the Workplace

To support employers facing cases or outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace Peel Public Health has put together this instructional video.

Section 22 Class Order for Workplaces

Peel Public Health issued a class order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act to owners of workplaces to exclude probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the workplace, direct them to self-isolate and implement measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Please click here for more information.

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government introduced legislation requiring employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. Eligible employers will be able to apply for a reimbursement of up to $200 per employee day. This legislation only applies to employees who do not receive paid sick time through their employer and is retroactive to April 19, 2021 and effective until September 25, 2021. For longer term absences due to COVID-19, employees are encouraged to take advantage of the Government of Canada, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). For more information please click HERE or call the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Information Centre 1-888-999-2248 (TTY: 1-866-567-8893).

CORE ACTIONS TO STAY SAFE & TAKE CARE

Core Actions to Stay Safe & Take Care

The Region of Peel is encouraging everyone to continue following the core actions listed below in order to stay safe and take care of each other even after getting either dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Get vaccinated
  • Stay home
  • Get tested
  • Stay apart

TRAVEL GUIDELINES

International Travel Advisories, Restrictions & Regulations

The Government of Canada has introduced a number of restrictions, rules and advisories related to both the entry and exit from Canada. Official global travel advisories are to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel outside Canada until further notice. Click here for more information.

Information on who can enter Canada, planning for entry and testing and quarantine requirements can be found on the Government of Canada COVID-19: Travel, Testing, Quarantine and Borders website. As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 pm ET, Canada is suspending flights from India and Pakistan. Travel restrictions may change with little warning. Click here for more information.

RESOURCES

View the Latest Health, Safety, and Reopening Guidelines

Please reference the following range of health, safety and reopening guidelines resources, listed below, available to support your business throughout recovery and reopening.

Program NameResource ProviderDescriptionWebsite
Small Business Health and Safety Training ProgramProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is investing $10.5 million to provide up to 60,000 small businesses across the province with free health and safety training over the next three years. The new Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will improve health and safety awareness to help prevent illnesses and injures by training health and safety representatives of small businesses on how to keep workers safe in the retail, construction, health care, accommodation and food services, and other sectors.https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000526/ontario-keeping-workers-safe-as-province-reopens
COVID-19 Health and Safety ResourcesCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyGet tip sheets, posters, infographics and other guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplacehttps://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/covid19-tool-kit/
COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment and Safety PlanCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyA free online course to help organizations in Canada conduct a COVID-19 workplace risk assessment and safety plan. https://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/covid-risk-plan/
WSPS Small Business Advisory ServicesWorkplace Safety & Prevention ServicesMatches small businesses (with less than 20 employees) with a health and safety expert to help improve workplace health and safety measures and practices. The program is free for all selected participants. https://www.thefutureisunlimited.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/UPLOAD-WSPS-Advisory-Service-Enrolment-Form.pdf
Region of Peel Public HealthTake Care of Each Other Guidelines & Media ToolkitThe Region of Peel is encouraging everyone to continue following the core actions listed below in order to stay safe and take care of each other even after getting either dose of the COVID-19 vaccine: Wear a mask; Wash your hands; Get vaccinated; Stay home; Get tested; Stay apart. A media toolkit is available for download. https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/take-care/
Mississauga Board of Trade Ramps Up Deliveries of Rapid Test Kits to Small Businesses ProvincewideMississauga Board of TradeThe Mississauga Board of Trade announced that the Ontario Chamber Network has supported the delivery of 2.4 million free rapid test kits in over 105 communities across the province through the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ontario and Canadian governments. Through this initiative, the Mississauga Board of Trade is rolling out free rapid tests for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Peel Region. The program is helping small businesses keep their employees and families safe by curbing the spread of COVID-19 at work so that we can get on the path to economic recovery faster. https://www.mbot.com/news/media-release-mississauga-board-of-trade-ramps-up-deliveries-of-rapid-test-kits-to-small-businesses-provincewide/
Peel Region revises Section 22 Order for BusinessesRegion of Peel Public HealthUpdates to the Section 22 Order, which was issued under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), include: Explicit addition of eye protection as part of personal protective equipment requirements where physical distancing cannot be maintained at all times; Revised isolation and testing requirements for asymptomatic workers to state that public health will provide specific direction during investigations; and The sections related to automatic workplace closures will no longer apply as of 12:01AM on the day that the province enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen. https://peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2021&month=5&day=3&file=202153c.xml
Roadmap to ReopenProvince of OntarioThe Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures. The plan is based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario
Prevent the Spread of COVID-19: Guidance for Temporary Foreign Workers Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyThe Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed an online course to help employers and temporary foreign workers in agricultural operations learn how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 at work. Prevent the Spread of COVID-19: Guidance for Temporary Foreign Workers is available for free in English, French and Spanish, and provides information for workers on the factors that significantly contribute to the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, the control measures to take to protect themselves while working, living and travelling to and from work, and what to do if they become sick with COVID-19. https://www.canada.ca/en/centre-occupational-health-safety/news/2021/05/online-course-provides-covid-19-guidance-for-temporary-foreign-workers.html
Province of OntarioOntario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection BenefitOn April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government introduced legislation requiring employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. Eligible employers will be able to apply for a reimbursement of up to $200 per employee day. This legislation only applies to employees who do not receive paid sick time through their employer. For longer term absences due to COVID-19, employees are encouraged to take advantage of the Government of Canada, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB). For more information please click HERE or call the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Information Centre 1-888-999-2248 (TTY: 1-866-567-8893). https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-worker-income-protection-benefit
Health and Safety Excellence ProgramWorkplace Safety Insurance Board The program connects businesses of all sizes with WSIB-approved providers to help businesses develop a workplace safety program that is suitable for their needs. https://www.wsib.ca/en/healthandsafety
Infection Prevention and Control at Work: Basic Awareness TrainingPublic Service Health and Safety AssociationA free 30-minute online course on infection prevention and control provided by the PSHSA.   https://www.pshsa.ca/training/free-training/infection-prevention-and-control-at-work-basic-awareness-training?gaProductTitle=Infection+Prevention+and+Control+at+Work%3A+Basic+Awareness+Training&gaProductEvent=Download
Small Business Workplace Health and Safety SupportProvince of OntarioSmall businesses can contact the Provincial Employment Standards Call Centre (webes@ontario.ca) and Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre (webohs@ontario.ca) for workplace health and safety questions.https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60387/ontario-launches-education-campaign-to-help-workplaces-reopen-safely
Workplace Health and Safety Information SessionsProvince of OntarioFree webinars on how to operate a business safely, and comply with health and safety requirements, during COVID-19. https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0/educational-resources#section-2
Ontario Launches Education Campaign to Help Workplaces Reopen SafelyProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is launching new health and safety education campaigns focusing on helping small businesses across the province reopen safely. The on-the-ground assistance includes a comprehensive suite of resources business owners can access at no cost to ensure they are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60387/ontario-launches-education-campaign-to-help-workplaces-reopen-safely
Government of Canada Travel GuidelinesGovernment of CanadaFor all travel requirements, guidelines and advisories, please visit the Government of Canada's travel resource page. https://travel.gc.ca/
Current measures in Peel: Stay informed about COVID-19 restrictionsRegion of Peel Public HealthThe Region of Peel has created a central webpage outlining current health measures and restrictions for the general public, workplaces and specific industry sectors.https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/public-health-measures/
COVID-19 (coronavirus) in OntarioProvince of OntarioOntario's public resource page for COVID-19, including links for Ontario's self-assessment tool and COVID-19 testing protocol and locationshttps://covid-19.ontario.ca/
Ontario Protects Workers, Volunteers and Organizations Who Make Honest Efforts to Follow COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines and LawsProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is introducing the Supporting Ontario's Recovery Act, 2020, that if passed, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19. The proposed legislation seeks to provide targeted protection for those who are making an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws, including businesses and their employees.https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58886/ontario-protects-workers-volunteers-and-organizations-who-make-honest-efforts-to-follow-covid-19-pub
COVID Alert App Marketing Material for BusinessesProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing businesses and organizations with easy-to-use marketing materials to help encourage colleagues, staff and customers to download the COVID Alert app – an important tool in our fight to protect ourselves and our communities from the pandemic.https://covid-19.ontario.ca/helping-ontario-businesses-and-organizations-show-their-ontario-spirit-and-get-word-out-about-covid
COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces (Businesses and Organizations) Province of OntarioStarting September 26, the Ontario government is requiring businesses or organizations to comply with any advice, recommendations, and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening for COVID-19. This requirement includes the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces released by the Ministry of Health, September 25, 2020. At a minimum, the questions included in the screening tool should be used to screen individuals for COVID-19 before they are permitted entry into the workplace (business or organization). This tool may be adapted based on need and the specific setting.http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/workplace_screening_tool_guidance.pdf
Guidance for public transit agencies and passengers in response to COVID-19Province of OntarioThe purpose of this guide is to support public transit employers and passengers in Ontario in response to COVID-19. The information presented in this guidance document are best practices and tips to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on public transit and will remain in effect until further notice by provincial public health officials.https://www.ontario.ca/page/guidance-public-transit-agencies-and-passengers-response-covid-19?_ga=2.97273561.71818359.1592264041-1574826873.1583445480
Pandemic Planning: Reopening for BusinessCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyThis new free e-course will guide employers, supervisors, managers and workers on how to prepare for a safe return to work, and what controls are needed to be put in place to protect everyone and minimize the impact of the pandemic. Topics covered in the course include how coronavirus spreads and its symptoms, employer and worker duties and responsibilities in a COVID-19 return to business plan, methods of control (including cleaning and disinfecting), how to manage the workplace and prepare workers for a safe return, and understanding the impacts of a pandemic on mental health.https://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/pandemic-reopening/
Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659Province of OntarioThe Province has a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about how to reopen their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information line is there to provide advice to businesses on how to operate while respecting protocols for physical distancing and other public health measures to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public. The service is available: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/56459/stop-the-spread-business-information-line-now-open-at-1-888-444-3659
Business Reopening ConsultationsProvince of OntarioWhere possible, the Province will provide consultative support on plans to safely reopen to businesses and sectors that are either not able to reopen in Stage 3 or who are experiencing signficiant challenges opening with restrictions in Stage 3. https://www.ontario.ca/form/work-government-stage-3-reopening-plan
POST PromisePOST Promise CorporationThe POST Promise is a self-declaration that a business is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Once completed, a business is provided with the necessary communication and implementation tools to educate employees on the five key steps to workplace safety, which were created to be consistent with what has been recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada.https://postpromise.com/en/
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for BusinessesRegion of Peel Public HealthRegion of Peel has put together a number of resources to help businesses and workplaces reopen safely during COVID-19, including guidelines for physical distancing, adjusting work space, use of personal protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning, sector-specific guides and workplace screening and rightshttps://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/business/
COVID-19 Related Posters and Other Resources for Use in Workplaces and CommunityRegion of Peel Public HealthThe Region of Peel has created posters and signage in multiple languages related to physical distancing, masks and other personal protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning practices, and screening.https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/resources/
Helping Workplaces Prevent the Spread and Reopen for BusinessCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyA resource guide helping businesses stop the spread of COVID-19 and reopen safely.https://www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks/
Pandemic Info ShareCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyAn online platform to enable businesses to share their pandemic-related good practices and resources that other workplaces may find helpful in developing their own business continuity plans.The website is available in English and French, and users can search by industry/sector, resource type, and topics. http://pandemic.ccohs.ca/
COVID-19 ResourcesWorkplace Safety NorthThe WSN has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. WSN serves the forestry, mining, smelters, refineries, paper, printing and converting sectors.https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/resources/covid-19-resources#Sector-specificinformation
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource CentrePublic Service Health and Safety AssociationThe PSHSA has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. PSHSA serves hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, residential and community care, universities and colleges, school boards, libraries and museums, municipalities, provincial government and agencies, police, fire and paramedics and First Nations.https://www.pshsa.ca/covid-19
COVID-19 HubWorkplace Safety & Prevention ServicesThe WSPS has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. WSPS serves the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.https://covid19.wsps.ca/
COVID-19 UpdateInfrastructure Health & Safety AssociationThe IHSA has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. IHSA serves the construction, electrical and utilities, aggregates, natural gas, ready-mix concrete and transportation sectors.https://www.ihsa.ca/Urgent-Notices/COVID-19-Main.aspx
Toolkit for Reopening Canada's EconomyCanadian Business Resilience NetworkIn partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. This website includes resources to support businesses, including continuity plans, health & safety measures and business recovery plans. A toolkit for reopening has been added.https://www.canadianbusinessresiliencenetwork.ca/resources/toolkits/toolkit-for-reopening-canadas-economy/
COVID-19 Small Business Help CentreCanadian Federation of Independent BusinessesThe CFIB has put together a resource page for small businesses with FAQs related to employee management, health & safety and business continuity planning.https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemicWorld Health OrganizationWorld Health Organization general COVID-19 resource pagehttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario BusinessesOntario Chamber of CommerceThe Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions due to COVID-19 and any future influenza pandemics.https://occ.ca/covid-19-pandemic-preparedness-toolkit-for-ontario-business/
Ontario Launches Online Training to Promote Safe WorkplacesProvince of OntarioThe Ontario Government is providing free online workplace health and safety training through Employment Ontario. There are 10 courses on offer, which include topics such as infection control, conducting health and safety incident investigations, ladder safety, slips, trips and falls prevention, and preventing workplace violence and harassment. Job seekers should contact an Employment Ontario service provider in their area to enroll.https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-launches-online-training-to-promote-safe-workplaces.html
Develop your COVID-19 Workplace Safety PlanProvince of OntarioThe Ontario government is providing employers with a new general workplace guide, which will help them develop a safety plan to better protect workers, customers and clients. The new downloadable toolkit offers tips on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more people get back on the job during Stage 2 of the reopening of the province.https://www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your-covid-19-workplace-safety-plan?_ga=2.200088620.361027577.1592221736-935999300.1579714363
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Workplace Health and SafetyProvince of OntarioGeneral workplace guidelines outlining employers’ responsibilities and how they can protect workers. Workers can get information about health and safety protections at the workplace.?https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-coronavirus-and-workplace-health-and-safety
Sector-Specific Industry Guidelines & ResourcesProvince of OntarioOntario has released sector-specific safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.https://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace
Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace: Employers, employees and essential service workersGovernment of CanadaThe Government of Canada has outlined detailed policies and practices for employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/preventing-covid-19-workplace-employers-employees-essential-service-workers.html#_For_employers
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Awareness ResourcesGovernment of CanadaThis platform provides general health and safety awareness tools to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html
Risk Mitigation Tool for Workplaces/Businesses Operating During the COVID-19 PandemicGovernment of CanadaThis tool will assist workplaces/businesses in considering risks to employees, customers and clients during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and provide examples of measures that may be implemented at the workplace/business to mitigate potential risks.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents/risk-informed-decision-making-workplaces-businesses-covid-19-pandemic.html