COVID-19 has changed the way we work. As an employer, it is always your responsibility to protect the health and safety of employees, including during the pandemic. To ensure you’re doing your due diligence, we’ve compiled some helpful resources below.
Review and implement the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Some of the OHSA requirements include: ensuring workers know about hazards by providing information, instruction and supervision on how to work safely, and creating workplace health and safety policies and procedures.
Develop a COVID-19 workplace safety plan. If you currently have employees working in-person or would like to resume in-person operations it’s important to have a safety plan in place. The government of Ontario developed a helpful template for employers.
Implement screening measures. The government of Ontario is requiring employers have screening measures in place. All employees that come on site must complete screening questions and employers must keep records of the information. The government of Ontario developed a helpful template for screening.
Use personal protective equipment. In Ontario, face coverings are mandatory in public indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge. There are some exceptions so it’s important as an employer to know what is required of your employees and customers.
Stay connected to the evolving situation. The pandemic is constantly changing which requires new government directives. Keep up with how your business may be impacted by reading the latest COVID-19 information, or learn about additional COVID-19 workplace health and safety information.
If you have questions or concerns about your workplace compliance please connect with us. We would be happy to assess your health and safety measures to ensure you are compliant and that you are doing your due diligence. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org