Workers Health & Safety Centre



Working during the COVID-19 pandemic? Concerned about worker health and safety?

Health and safety law says employers must take every reasonable precaution to protect workers. But what precautions are reasonable? Just as important, what precautions are effective and follow the latest Public Health directives?

This page is dedicated to answering these questions. It is a work in progress. As updated, work-related information comes available from researchers and health authorities we will make every effort to update our resources accordingly.

WHSC Docs for Sharing

A Workplace Pandemic Plan Checklist
COVID-19 Conducting Effective Workplace Inspections + Checklist
Safeguards for Workers Confronting COVID-19
Workers' Rights Resources
Gloves at Work: Safeguards for Workers Confronting COVID-19?
Cleaners and Janitors: Confronting COVID-19
Cleaning and Disinfecting: Confronting COVID-19
Laundering Work Wear: Confronting COVID-19
Evaluating Disinfectants for Use Against the COVID-19 Virus
Enhanced Ventilation: Confronting COVID-19
Construction Workers: Confronting COVID-19
Food Preparation and Delivery Workers: Confronting COVID-19
Public Transit Workers: Confronting COVID-19
Retail Food, Drug and Beverage Workers: Confronting COVID-19
Retail Workers - General Sector: Confronting COVID-19
Vehicle (Truck) Drivers: Confronting COVID-19
Assessment and Reporting Obligations: Confronting COVID-19

Other Occupation-Specific Safeguards for Workers Confronting COVID-19 (In development)

WHSC COVID-19 Post Webinar Resources

Effective Cleaning and Disinfecting in Non-Health Care Workplaces (PowerPoint)
Understanding the Worker Right to Refuse Unsafe and Unhealthy Work (PowerPoint)
Implementing the precautionary principle and hierarchy of hazard controls (Powerpoint)
Working in Construction During the Pandemic (PowerPoint)
COVID-19 and Workplace Criminal Negligence (PowerPoint)
Ergonomic Tips for Temporary Home Offices During COVID-19 (PowerPoint)
COVID-19: Use of Masks and Respirators for Worker Protection (PowerPoint)
COVID-19: Lessons from long-term care (PowerPoint)
Capturing Health Care Workers COVID-19 Experiences (PowerPoint)
How the COVID-19 Virus Infects and Kills (PowerPoint)
Safer Commuting During COVID-19 (PowerPoint)
Conducting an effective COVID-19 workplace inspection (PowerPoint)
Preventing COVID-19: What JHSCs can do (PowerPoint)
Understanding asymptomatic spread and necessary precautions (PowerPoint)
Confronting airborne transmission of COVID-19 virus: role of enhanced ventilation (PowerPoint)
Stopping the spread and opening workplaces safely (PowerPoint)  
Confronting COVID-19: Revisiting mask selection, use and care (PowerPoint)
Effective AND Safer workplace cleaning and disinfecting (PowerPoint) Preparing for September: Revisiting COVID-19 inspection checklist (PowerPoint)

Related Posters for Sharing

Hand Hygiene
Glove Removal
Cough Hygiene
Social Distancing
Visitor Restrictions Alert

Other COVID-19 & Related Resources

Ontario Government
Government of Canada
World Health Organization
World Health Organization (Advice on Masks)

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