As COVID-19 Public Health measures and restrictions gradually ease, employers continue to have a duty to protect their workers. During this time, organizations should consider the measures and hazard controls that will remain in the workplace in order to support workplace safety and business continuity. Below are resources to assist you during this time of transition.
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If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has, use Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care. For the latest information on how to protect yourself, visit covid-19.ontario.ca and Public Health Ontario.
Infection Prevention & Control at Work
Infectious hazards may exist in any type of workplace. It is everyone’s responsibility (e.g., employer, supervisor and worker) to recognize and control these hazards with the same diligence as other workplace health and safety hazards.
Relevant for all Ontario workers across all sectors, this free, 30-minute eLearning program will equip workers with knowledge in how infections spread and what action can be taken to protect themselves and others from infectious hazards in the workplace.
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Masking and PPE
COVID-19 HCW Donning and Doffing Posters and Checklists
These resources are designed to assist healthcare workers (HCWs) and paramedics on the correct donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
COVID-19 Police Donning and Doffing Posters and Checklists
These resources are designed to assist police service workers on the correct donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Public Health Ontario Donning and Doffing Full PPE Videos
Step-by-step demonstrations of how to properly put on and take off full personal protective equipment for droplet/contact precautions.
Cleaning and Disinfection
Workplace Safety Planning
Preparedness, thoughtful planning and coordination will be fundamental for organizations to navigate through the pandemic safely and sustainably. The following tools and resources can support employers and workplaces as they respond to meet the occupational health and safety needs of their communities.
Return to the Workplace Readiness Assessment
A self-administered questionnaire to help businesses assess how prepared they are for returning to the workplace following COVID-19.
Return to the Workplace Roadmap
An action plan template for businesses to build their Return to the Workplace plan structured into 3 stages of recovery.
COVID-19 Prevention & Response Policy
This sample policy is designed to be part of a workplace emergency preparedness and response plan.
Business Continuity Planning Checklist for a Pandemic
A strategic planning process called business continuity planning can assist small or larger businesses in the development of a comprehensive and effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for adverse events e.g. pandemic.
Small Business Continuity Planning Checklist for a Pandemic
This tools will enable organizations to identify gaps in their business continuity planning processes and allow them to develop an action plan to close the gaps.
Maintaining an Effective JHSC During Emergency Situations
This PSHSA Fast Fact is intended to provide workplace parties with the information on maintaining an effective JHSC during emergency situations.
COVID-19 Inspection Checklist for JHSCs
The sample COVID-19 Inspection Checklist is designed to assist JHSCs in assessing various aspects of the workplace and determine whether or not corrective action is necessary.
OHS Considerations for Reopening & Operating During the Pandemic
This CSA Report reviews and summarizes occupational health and safety practices that can support safer reopening and ongoing operation of workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus
Get free rapid tests for your organization, sell supplies to government, search for PPE suppliers and testing services or apply for funding.
Custom COVID-19 Consulting Services
PSHSA has the expertise and resources to support your organization through the recovery phase of the pandemic.
Ministry of Health Guidance
Ministry of Health Guidance for the Healthcare Sector
Guidance documents on COVID-19 have been produced for a number of health and other sectors.
Ministry of Health Directives
Orders, Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources from the Ministry of Health.
COVID-19: Support for Ontarians
Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19 from the Ontario Government.
Mental Health and COVID-19
Join the conversation with Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity at the Conference Board of Canada.
Resources to Support Healthy Workers during COVID-19
Learn about topics like coping with uncertainty, staying productive while working from home, and more.
First Responders and the Novel Coronavirus - The Designated Officer's Role
With the growing concerns of the Novel Coronavirus, the role of the Designated Officer within each emergency service is increasing. This webinar reviews the behavior of viruses and the Novel Coronavirus specifically.
The Role of Ventilation as a Control for COVID-19 in Workplaces
This webinar was presented on October 1, 2020, providing an overview of aerosol science, the role of ventilation as a control measure, and evaluation of a HVAC system.
Reexperience Our Virtual Conference Sessions
PSHSA hosted two recent virtual conferences exploring the impacts of COVID-19 and supporting workplaces in keeping their employees, customers and communities safe. Tune into these recorded sessions for insights and guidance from thought leaders and health and safety experts spanning a range of industries across Canada.
The Workplace, Reimagined - November 17, 2020