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COVID-19 health and safety resources to improve Ontario workplace safety


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 (Updated Dec 2020)
Workers' Rights Resources
Respiratory and Eye Protection: COVID-19 Safeguards (Updated Mar 2021)
Gloves at Work: Safeguards for Workers Confronting COVID-19?
Cleaners and Janitors: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Cleaning and Disinfecting: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Mar 2021)
Laundering Work Wear: Confronting COVID-19
Evaluating Disinfectants for Use Against the COVID-19 Virus (Updated July 2020)
Enhanced Ventilation: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Apr 2021)
Construction Workers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
factory and Warehouse Workers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Restaurant, Bar, Food and Drink Workers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Public Transit Workers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Retail Food, Drug and Beverage Workers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Retail Workers - General Sector: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Passenger Vehicle and Truck Drivers: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Dec 2020)
Screening, Testing and Reporting Obligations: Confronting COVID-19 (Updated Mar 2021)

WHSC COVID-19 Post Webinar Resources

Understanding the Worker Right to Refuse Unsafe and Unhealthy Work (PowerPoint)
Implementing the precautionary principle and hierarchy of hazard controls (Powerpoint)
COVID-19 and Workplace Criminal Negligence (PowerPoint)
Ergonomic Tips for Temporary Home Offices During COVID-19 (PowerPoint)
COVID-19: Lessons from long-term care (PowerPoint)
Capturing Health Care Workers COVID-19 Experiences (PowerPoint)
Conducting an effective COVID-19 workplace inspection (PowerPoint)
Preventing COVID-19: What JHSCs can do (PowerPoint)
Confronting airborne transmission of COVID-19 virus: role of enhanced ventilation (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)

Other COVID-19 Resources

Hand Hygiene (Poster)
Glove Removal (Poster)
COVID-19: SickKids Guidance for Schools
City of Toronto Public Health (including multilingual resources)
Ottawa Public Health (including multilingual resources)
Ontario Government
Government of Canada
World Health Organization

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