Posts in Category : Important Safety Information

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Aug 14
2020

Study Says Popular Face Covering Could Worsen Virus Spread

(Original article available here) A bad review for versatile coverings called fleeces, buffs or gaiters A style of face-covering popular among construction workers—the fabric tubes with elastic ends variously called buffs, gaiters or fleeces—could worsen the spread of coronavirus, says a new Duke University study. Valued for versatility and convenience, the buffs allow workers to drop the covering from their […]

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Posted:
Jul 20
2020

Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

Good afternoon, The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. 24 regions in Ontario will be able to move into Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on […]

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Posted:
Jul 3
2020

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2020

Reporting COVID-19 to Iron Workers ONLINE VERSION AVAILABLE HERE Safety & Health Department The Iron Workers (IW) Safety and Health Department has developed reporting tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on jobsites in the U.S. and Canada. They have been distributed to partner contractors and Iron Workers local unions and district councils. Please […]

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Posted:
Jun 11
2020

Having trouble reading the newsletter? View the online version.      Like our newsletter? Please share June 2020 100+ guidelines, plus tip sheets and posters, to promote working safely in numerous sectors Resources for working safely during the COVID-19 outbreak, aimed at employers and workers, are available online. These include guidelines for numerous jobs and sectors, as […]

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May 19
2020

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy From: Department of Finance Canada News release May 15, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Wage […]

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Posted:
Apr 30
2020

Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

News Release April 30, 2020 Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment TORONTO ― The Ontario government is ensuring employers have the safety guidelines they need to protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. The government safety guidelines […]

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Posted:
Apr 30
2020

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 […]

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Posted:
Apr 30
2020

COVID-19 – STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS FOR ALL CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION SITES

The Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites outlines the best practices for construction sites in order to maintain the health and safety of all workers required to perform duties during the COVID-19 crisis. The protocols, which include prevention, detection and response measures, will minimize the impacts of the crisis and ensure business continuity in […]

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Posted:
Apr 21
2020

Briefing Note #5 – as of April 21, 2020 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19

Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers  Updated: April 21, 2020 DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Briefing Note – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers – Updated to April 21 2020 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the […]

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Posted:
Mar 26
2020

Ontario Government is Enabling $1.9 Billion in Relief for Employers

The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19. The measure, which will run through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), will see premium payments deferred for six months for all businesses in the province. The complete News Release is below. […]

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