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CCOHS toolkit helps workplaces build custom COVID-19 health and safety plan

DCN-JOC News Services
CCOHS toolkit helps workplaces build custom COVID-19 health and safety plan

HAMILTON, ONT. — A new, customizable toolkit has been created by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to help workplaces across Canada operate safely and prevent the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online hub, anchored by the COVID-19: Workplace Health and Safety Guide, provides one-stop access to more than 40 free resources and includes information on the responsibilities of employers and workers and what workplaces should do to control risks.

Topics covered include how the coronavirus spreads, employers’ duties, handling work refusals, hazard and risk assessment identification for COVID-19, and how to control the risk and apply the hierarchy of controls in the workplace, states a release.

Workplaces can download the guide on its own or bundle other resources to create a customized COVID-19 toolkit tailored to their industry or specific workplace needs.

“Every workplace has unique challenges and risks associated with operating during the pandemic,” said Anne Tennier, president and CEO of CCOHS, in a statement.It’s important that workplaces have the comprehensive guidance they need to operate safely and prevent the spread of infection regardless of what stage of reopening or working they are in.”

For more information visit www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/covid19-tool-kit/.

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