WSPS Health and Safety Articles for October

  1. 8 ways for employers to take “every reasonable precaution” during a pandemic

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act says that employers and supervisors should “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.” This is known as the general duty clause, but what it means in an uncertain period such as during a pandemic is a question many employers have been asking WSPS.

      2. 9 ways to power up your JHSC against COVID-19

Regardless of what stage your workplace is in – from an essential operation that never closed to a business that’s just re-opened – your joint health and safety committee (JHSC) or health and safety representative may be your strongest workplace ally in mounting a defence against COVID-19.