Health & Safety Training for School Reopening 2020-2021

Resources to support school board staff in the safe reopening of Ontario schools

This training program was designed for the mandatory health and safety training day for education staff prior to the resumption of classes. The program consists of four training materials to assist facilitators in educating all school staff in precautionary measures and guidelines to make schools safer for everyone when in-school activities resume this September. The training materials focus on the health and safety of all school board staff and present a set of strategies, resources, best practices and tips to help education staff understand COVID-19 and the measures required in preventing its spread. 

Train the Trainer Webinar


This recorded Train the Trainer session provides facilitators with the information and resources they need to effectively deliver the mandatory health and safety training. It includes discussion points, providing feedback, demonstrating proper use of PPE and reviewing all health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19.

Health and Safety Training for School Reopening 2020 - 2021 Train the Trainer

Health & Safety Training RESOURCE GUIDE
A set of strategies, resources, best practices & tips to help facilitators & school board staff understand COVID-19 & the preventative measures.
Health & Safety Training INSTRUCTOR MANUAL
A resource for school administrators to help guide facilitation when providing training to all education workers during the professional activity day.
Health & Safety Training WORKBOOK
A resource for all school-based staff participating in the training to utilize in conjunction with the Resource Guide during the session.

Worker Rights


This recorded presentation provides information on worker rights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  It has an education specific lens and provides a detailed discussion on how O.Reg 857/90 Teachers affects a teacher’s right to refuse unsafe work.


Worker Rights in School

COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Schools


This recorded presentation provides an overview of R.A.C.E. and the risk assessment process. It includes a COVID-19 risk assessment tool which can be used to evaluate the level of COVID-19 risk within a school.


COVID Risk Assessment for Schools