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Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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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, the HSAs have released a series of more than 50 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 befoundhere.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services(WSPS) comprises the former Farm Safety Association, Industrial Accident Prevention Association, and Ontario Service Safety Alliance. It serves the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

WSPS guidance documents can be found here.

The ministry has also prepared guidance notes for five key economic sectors :

HSA

Sector

Resource

URL

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on Worker Procedures Handling Paperwork

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-worker-procedures-handling-paperwork-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on Worker Responsibilities with COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-workers-responsibilities-with-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-construction-facility-hygiene-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities (COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure)

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-construction-supervisor-responsibilities.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Best Practices for the Employer- Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/best-practices-workplace-responsibilities-employer-in-construction-industry.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Best Practices for the Constructor - Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/best-practices-workplace-responsibilities-constructor-in-construction-industry.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on Tool Sharing (Hand Tools) Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-tool-sharing-constructor-employer-procedure-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Construction

Guidance on PPE (Cleaning Respirators) During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-ppe-cleaning-respirators-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Shippers and Receivers During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-shippers-and-receivers-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Mental Health Awareness for Transport Drivers During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-mental-health-awareness-for-transport-drivers-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Precautions for Transport Drivers During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-precautions-for-transport-drivers-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Fuelling of Vehicles During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-fuelling-of-vehicles-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Construction/

Transportation

Guidance on Handling and Receiving Packages (All Persons at Work or at Home) During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-handling-and-receiving-packages-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Cleaning and Sanitizing Inside Your Vehicle During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-cleaning-sanitizing-inside-your-vehicle-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Transportation Services Health and Safety During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/transportation-services-health-and-safety-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Rest Stop Hygiene During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-rest-stop-hygiene-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Transportation

Guidance on Hours of Service and Fatigue Management (For Employers) During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-hours-of-service-and-fatigue-management-for-employers-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Utilities

Guidance on Performing Powerline Technician (PLT) Tasks During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-performing-powerline-technician-plt-tasks-during-covid-19.pdf

IHSA

Utilities

Waste Collection Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19

https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/waste-collection-worker-health-and-safety-during-covid-19.pdf

PSHSA

Health Care

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Food Services in Health Care

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-foodservice-workers-in-healthcare

PSHSA

Health Care

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Long Term Care

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-long-term-ca

PSHSA

Health Care

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Community Laboratory And Specimen Collection Centres

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-community-laboratory-and-specimen-collection-centres

PSHSA

Health Care

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Physician and Primary Care Provider Employers

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-physician-and-primary-care-provider-employers

PSHSA

Health Care

COVID-19: Precautions When Working As A Personal Support Worker, Home and Care Provider

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/covid-19-precautions-when-working-as-a-personal-support-worker-home-and-care-provider

PSHSA

Social Services

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Social & Community Services (Group Homes) Employers

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-1for-social-community-services-group-homes-employers

PSHSA

Corrections

COVID-19: Precautions When Working As A Correctional Officer

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/covid-19-precautions-when-working-as-a-correctional-office

PSHSA

Office

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Employers of Office Settings

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-employers-of-office-settings

PSHSA

Transit

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Transit Employers

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-transit-employers

PSHSA

Transit

COVID-19: Precautions When Working As A Transit Worker

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/covid-19-precautions-when-working-as-a-transit-work

PSHSA

Police Services

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Police Service Workers

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-police-service-workers

PSHSA

Fire Services

Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Firefighters

https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-firefighters

WSN

Mining

Guidance on mining during COVID-19

https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/COVID-19-Workplace-Safety-North-Mining-Guidance-2020-04-08.pdf

WSN

Forestry

Guidance on forestry during COVID-19

https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/COVID-19-Workplace-Safety-North-Forestry-Guidance-2020-04-08.pdf

WSPS

Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Cashiers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-cashiers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Retail Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-retail-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Retail General Labour Employees

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-retail-labour-employees-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Food Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Stock, Produce, Meat or Grocery Associates

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-meat-grocery-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Food Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Food Retail Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-food-retail-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

General

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Curbside Pick Up and Delivery Services

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-delivery-service-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

General

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Executives and Management

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-management-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

General

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Sales and Customer Service Representatives

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Transportation

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Driver and Truck Driver

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-drivers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Transportation

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Shipping and Receiving Personnel

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-shipping-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Funeral

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Funeral Jobs

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-funeral-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Hospitality

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Hotel Reception, Room Service and Front Line Staff

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-hotel-reception-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Hospitality

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Hotel Housekeeping and Laundry

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-housekeeping-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Maintenance

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance Employees

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-maintenance-employees-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Office

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Office Administration and Secretarial Staff

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-office-admin-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Office

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Office Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-office-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Manufacturing

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Equipment Operators and General Labourers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-equipment-operators-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Manufacturing

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Quality Control Engineers and Technicians

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-qa-engineers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Manufacturing

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Supervisors, Production & Operations Management

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-operations-management-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Manufacturing

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Warehouse Workers, Forklift Operators & Material Handlers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-warehouse-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Manufacturing

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Warehousing Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-vehicle-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Auto

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Service Managers, Service Technicians and other Vehicle Sales and Service Employees

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-body-shop-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Auto

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Vehicle Sales and Service Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-vehicle-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Film/TV

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other TV and Film Employees

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-tv-hosts-crew-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Film/TV

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Television, Film and Live Performance Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-television-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Tourism/Hospitality

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Tourism and Hospitality Sector

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-tourism-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Agriculture

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Agricultural Workers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Images/Icons/covid-19-agricultural-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Restaurants

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-restaurant-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

General

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Lawn-Care Workers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-lawn-care-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

Retail

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Garden Centre Workers

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-garden-centre-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

WSPS

General

Health and Safety Guidance for Marinas

https://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-marinas-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

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