Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Ontario Government today announced and released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act. In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) have released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) comprises the former Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario. It serves the construction, electrical and utilities, aggregates, natural gas, ready-mix concrete and transportation sectors.
IHSA guidance documents can be found here.
Public Service Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) comprises the former Education Safety Association of Ontario, Municipal Health and Safety Association, and Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare. It serves hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, residential and community care, universities and colleges, school boards, libraries and museums, municipalities, provincial government and agencies, police, fire and paramedics and First Nations.
PSHSA guidance documents can be found here.
Workplace Safety North (WSN) comprises the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association, Ontario Mine Rescue, and Pulp and Paper Health and Safety Association. It serves the forestry, mining, smelters, refineries, paper, printing and converting sectors.
WSN guidance documents can be found here.
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) comprises the former Farm Safety Association, Industrial Accident Prevention Association, and the Ontario Service Safety Alliance. It serves the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.
WSPS guidance documents can be found here.
Construction Guidelines/ Construction Sector:
Guidance on Worker Procedures Handling Paperwork
Guidance on Worker Responsibilities with COVID-19
Guidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19
Guidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities (COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure)
Best Practices for the Employer- Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
Best Practices for the Constructor – Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
Guidance on Tool Sharing (Hand Tools) Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19
Guidance on PPE (Cleaning Respirators) During COVID-19