COVID-19: Provincial workplace health and safety resources

A list of resources currently available to workers and employers

Union claims some employers ‘sabotaging workers access to EI’

‘Workers cannot wait another day while the EI system continues to fail those who need it’

Canada Safety Council highlights need to keep machinery appendages clear of moving parts

The council celebrated National Farm Safety Week from March 14 to 20

COVID-19: Halifax transit workers union calls for pause in service

Halifax Transit reports case a few days after TTC reports first positive case

Incomplete hand washing puts medical workers at risk of COVID-19, warn TWI Institute

Instructional video, flyer, pocket card now available at institute’s website

BC provides job-protected paid and unpaid leave amid COVID-19

‘This crisis has highlighted the importance of having permanent job-protected illness or injury leave in place for people in this province’

COVID-19: Construction labour groups raise concerns

Construction workers to continue working in Ontario as an essential service

MPs near deal on $82-billion aid package for workers, businesses

‘Without a dramatic change of tack, in a few more days laid-off workers will be left with empty cupboards and bare dinner tables’

Several employers looking to hire new workers amid COVID-19

‘Some companies are even going to be adjusting their work and what they do because there's going to be more funds available to work in areas like telecommunications’

OPINION

Back to basics: General first aid

Conducting a proper risk assessment, providing the right education and training to workers are important ingredients for a successful first-aid program.

Incidents can shape safety culture

Establishing accountability and ownership, ensuring proper conduct for yourself, supervisors and management can strengthen culture post-incident

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canada Post does not have an obligation to perform site-safety inspections along all mail carrier routes due to lack of control

BCRSP updates CRSP examination blueprint

Case-based questions now worth more than independent questions

Top 10 work safety mistakes

Ignoring cultural differences, thinking of safety as a cost among oversights

PROFILES

New study links safety to productivity

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness and Performance tackles everything from musculoskeletal disorders and work disability to post-traumatic stress injuries and fatigue

My Safety Moment – Kody Messenger

This thrill seeker enjoys figuring out how to work in extreme environments, such as confined spaces, underwater and in dangerous atmospheres

PRODUCTS

Morneau Shepell iCBT program

New therapist-guided digital program addresses anxiety symptoms linked to pandemics

Cority COVID-19 Occupational Health software solution

Cority Software Enables Companies to Monitor Employees’ Health, Manage Operational Risks and Help Ensure Business Continuity