Health & Safety Guidence Documents for Construction Workplaces during COVID-19
“…. employers and employees are facing situations they have never had to deal with before"
Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development April 30, 2020
Starting this past week, 58 new inspectors joined the hundreds of existing provincial labour inspectors on the ground. The inspectors, which include workers from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), will be tasked with communicating COVID-19 safety guidelines to essential workplaces or enforcing emergency measures, including physical distancing and the closure of non-essential businesses.
The government safety guidelines released yesterday will provide direction to those working in manufacturing, food manufacturing and processing, restaurant and food service, and the agricultural sector. These measures build on more than 60 guidelines developed by Ontario's health and safety associations in response to COVID-19 for various sectors such as retail, health care, construction, transportation, police services, firefighters, and transit employees.
These new sector-specific guidelines feature recommended actions employers can begin to plan for as they prepare to adapt to the new reality during COVID-19. Below we have provided links to a selection of these guidelines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for the construction industry here in the Hamilton Niagara Region. The government safety guidelines released April 30th provided direction to those working in all business sectors sector.
These measures build on more than 60 guidelines developed by Ontario's health and safety associations in response to COVID-19 for various sectors such as retail, health care, construction, transportation, police services, firefighters, and transit employees.
Want to know how Ontario is planning to reopen businesses, services and public spaces?
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Best Practices for the Employer- Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
COVID-19 - Standardized Protocols for all Canadian Construction Sites
Guidance on Hand Tool Sharing Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19