As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, so too does WHSC’s response to the pandemic and most importantly for us, the health and safety of workers working during the pandemic.
Health and safety law says employers must take every reasonable precaution to protect workers
. But what precautions are reasonable in the circumstances? And, what precautions are effective and follow the latest Public Health directives?
COVID-19 dedicated web page
To help address these important questions Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has launched a new web page. It is a work in progress. We started by posting some information applicable to most workplaces.
Each day we are adding new resources, including information about applicable safeguards in particular work settings. Please have a look
and be sure to check back often.
During this time, we have also extended the postponement of all scheduled, community-based health and safety training courses until May 1, 2020. Courses have been suspended since March 16, 2020.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and contact affected course registrants in the coming weeks to reschedule training. All in-person WHSC meetings and visits with constituents and clients will also be rescheduled or conducted virtually.
We continue to work remotely
Please be assured though, WHSC staff will continue to work for Ontario workers, their representatives, supervisors and employers in all sectors and all communities — only for now, remotely.
If you have any questions or concerns
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us at 1.888.869.7950
and use our company directory to speak with one of our staff. If you are uncertain about who you should talk to, leave a message in our general mailbox and we will return your call in short order.