Keeping safe during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unique challenges for businesses and individuals around the world.
This hub offers critical information, resources, and updates to help employers ensure the safety of their workers during this time.
NEWSFLASH: Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province
Employers should understand the restrictions that apply to their workplace under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act (ROA), as described in the Roadmap to Reopen, and regularly check for region specific requirements, such as municipal by-laws and orders from their local public health unit.
We are updating our COVID-19 resources appropriately.
NEWSFLASH: Paid Sick Leave Now in Effect
On April 29, Ontario passed Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021 amending the Employment Standards Act to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave if they miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. This Bill is now in effect.
4 Reasons To Remain Vigilant As Vaccinations Begin (Article)
"Don't wait for the availability of COVID-19 vaccines to figure out how they may affect your workplace," advises Wagish Yajaman, WSPS' Manager, Specialty Services. "While vaccines are widely seen as our best chance to end the pandemic and revitalize the economy, they may present challenges that workplaces need to prepare for."
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5 Steps To Keep Up With Evolving COVID-19 Requirements (Article)
As the pandemic evolves, so does the province's response. Lockdowns, public health orders, and inspection blitzes are just some of the initiatives in play against the pandemic. They all share the same goal: keeping Ontarians healthy and safe. But how is a workplace to keep up?
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COVID-19 Inspections: 6 Tips To Promote Compliance (Article)
The province is stepping up enforcement of COVID-19 requirements in Ontario's workplaces with the training of 100 new occupational health and safety inspectors, says Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. "will be in the field in the weeks ahead."
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Resources for public health updates on COVID-19:
Government of Canada's pandemic status updates, links to health resources, prevention and risk information, and policies.
Province of Ontario's outbreak status, policies, recommendations, and resources.