Some of you may have received this notice from the Government of Ontario on June 16th.
“The Ontario government is providing employers with a new general workplace guide, which will help them develop a safety plan to protect workers, customers and clients. The new downloadable toolkit offers tips on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more people get back on the job during Stage 2 of the reopening of the province.”
Although most of you have put your plans in place, I would encourage you to review this guide and ensure at a minimum your plans include these requirements.
Also, workplace protocols put in place to address this pandemic can be used in the WSIB Health & Safety Excellence program. Your workplace would be eligible to receive recognition from WSIB (financial and non-financial) for the work you are already doing to meet the compliance requirements. With all the hard work you put into these protocols - why not get some recognition for your efforts.
For more details on the Health & Safety Excellence program and EMC’s program support model or to see how this may allow for some financial compensation for work you are already doing, visit our website.
If you have any questions or would like more information please reach out to the EMC Safety Team
Hoping you are safe
Kelly & Kristy