“Every workplace has unique challenges and risks associated with operating during the pandemic”
This week, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) launched a new online tool kit, which aims to help workplaces throughout the country safely re-open and operate during the pandemic.
CCOHS says that the tool kit resource is customizable; indeed, workplaces wishing to download the kit can also download other relevant materials (such as infographics or posters) from the CCOHS’ website so as to create a more tailored guide which will suit specific industry needs.
“Every workplace has unique challenges and risks associated with operating during the pandemic. 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.” Said Anne Tennier, president and CEO of the CCOHS.
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will be hosting a virtual event on Oct 20 – 21 entitled SafetyFOCUS: Risk Assessment and Management. The two-day virtual event is an offshoot of the ASSP’s annual SafetyFOCUS conference and is part of the ASSP’s virtual education series. The 2021 edition of the SafetyFOCUS conference will be virtual.
Risk assessment and management is a huge concern for safety professionals in this current pandemic. The panel will feature experts sharing tools and techniques on the subject.
“Risk assessment and management are central to the work that OSH professionals do every day. Effective risk assessment and management help reduce the probability of injuries, illnesses and fatalities while keeping workers safe.” Said Deborah Roy, ASSP president.