COVID-19 vaccinations, the workplace and the law

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Jun 15, 2021 The weekly arrivals of vaccine shipments bring with them the hope that work life will soon return to “normal.” However, it also raises questions. Since business re-openings depend in part on vaccination rates, should employers encourage employees to get vaccinated? To take it a step further, could employers require vaccination as a […]

Going it Alone. And Making it Home.

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Working alone is a fact of life in farming with many tasks requiring that farmers work unsupervised, often for hours at a time. “One quick and easy way to stay safe is to follow a Stop Think Act approach,” says Sandy Miller, Account Manager Agriculture at WSPS. For over 15 years Sandy has worked with partners […]

COVID-19 Inspections: 6 Tips to Promote Compliance

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Mar 15, 2021

COVID-19 inspections: 6 tips to promote compliance
“The province is stepping up enforcement of COVID-19 requirements in Ontario’s workplaces with the training of 100 new occupational health and safety inspectors”, says Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “will be in the field in the weeks ahead.” Read More “COVID-19 Inspections: 6 Tips to Promote Compliance”

Keeping virtual H&S training real for new hires

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  Andrew Peller Limited, one of Canada’s largest and most successful winemakers, was in the middle of a large iCloud technology investment to improve efficiency and support growth when COVID-19 hit. “Migrating to a new system and preparing for harvest season is a huge task in itself,” says Lynne Matsell, the company’s EHS advisor. “We then […]

COVID-19: your top questions answered

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  While hope grows that we will triumph over the pandemic in the months ahead, employers and employees continue to pose essential questions. We’ve assembled five common concerns shared by employers and employees, and have asked WSPS experts for their insights, and identified useful resources. Have a question that isn’t answered here? WSPS is here […]

Boost your pandemic controls with this tool

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  With stubbornly high COVID-19 infection rates and a highly infectious variants of the virus in circulation, now may be a good time for workplaces to review or rethink their pandemic protocols. WSPS Health and Safety Consultant Kristin Onorato believes the best tool for this is already available to every workplace – the hierarchy of […]

Reducing close contacts to avoid transmission of COVID-19

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Nov 24, 2020

Maintaining strict social and household bubbles has proven to reduce the risk of virus transmission in our personal lives. Similar practices could also reduce the risk in our workplaces, especially now as infection rates rise in many locales.

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4 ways to prevent a COVID-flu “twindemic” in your workplace

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4 ways to prevent a COVID-flu “twindemic” in your workplaceThe pitch: two invisible threats simultaneously infiltrate local communities. Unsuspecting residents spread disease as they go about their daily business. Everybody is at risk; nobody is immune. While this sounds like it could be a horror movie, it’s actually a worst-case scenario if seasonal influenza (flu) […]

Keeping Ontario Safe & Open

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Building Your Safety Plan Webinars: The Ontario government unveiled a new five-tiered, colour-coded system to help inform and regulate public health decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic – Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. On November 19, 2020 the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), announced it would carry out a series of […]

9 Ways To Power Up Your JHSC Against COVID-19

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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) may be your strongest workplace ally in mounting a defence against COVID-19. “Workplaces today may be […]

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