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May 1, 2020

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Ontario Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ontario government works closely with four provincial health and safety associations (HSAs) to help set, communicate and enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the HSAs have released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) comprises the former Construction Safety Association of Ontario, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, and Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario. It serves the construction, electrical and utilities, aggregates, natural gas, ready-mix concrete and transportation sectors.

IHSA guidance documents can be found here.

Public Service Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) comprises the former Education Safety Association of Ontario, Municipal Health and Safety Association, and Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare. It serves hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, residential and community care, universities and colleges, school boards, libraries and museums, municipalities, provincial government and agencies, police, fire and paramedics and First Nations.

PSHSA guidance documents can be found here.

Workplace Safety North (WSN) comprises the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association, Ontario Mine Rescue, and Pulp and Paper Health and Safety Association. It serves the forestry, mining, smelters, refineries, paper, printing and converting sectors.

WSN guidance documents can befound here.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) comprises the former Farm Safety Association, Industrial Accident Prevention Association, and Ontario Service Safety Alliance. It serves the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

WSPS guidance documents can be found here.

HSASectorResourceURL
IHSAConstructionGuidance on Worker Procedures Handling Paperworkhttps://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-worker-procedures-handling-paperwork-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstructionGuidance on Worker Responsibilities with COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-workers-responsibilities-with-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstructionGuidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-construction-facility-hygiene-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstructionGuidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities (COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure)https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-construction-facility-hygiene-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstructionBest Practices for the Employer- Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposurehttps://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/best-practices-workplace-responsibilities-employer-in-construction-industry.pdf
IHSAConstructionBest Practices for the Constructor – Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposurehttps://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/best-practices-workplace-responsibilities-constructor-in-construction-industry.pdf
IHSAConstructionGuidance on Tool Sharing (Hand Tools) Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-tool-sharing-constructor-employer-procedure-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstructionGuidance on PPE (Cleaning Respirators) During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-ppe-cleaning-respirators-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Shippers and Receivers During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-shippers-and-receivers-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Mental Health Awareness for Transport Drivers During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-mental-health-awareness-for-transport-drivers-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Precautions for Transport Drivers During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-precautions-for-transport-drivers-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Fuelling of Vehicles During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-fuelling-of-vehicles-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAConstruction/TransportationGuidance on Handling and Receiving Packages (All Persons at Work or at Home) During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-handling-and-receiving-packages-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Cleaning and Sanitizing Inside Your Vehicle During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-cleaning-sanitizing-inside-your-vehicle-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationTransportation Services Health and Safety During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/transportation-services-health-and-safety-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Rest Stop Hygiene During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-rest-stop-hygiene-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSATransportationGuidance on Hours of Service and Fatigue Management (For Employers) During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-hours-of-service-and-fatigue-management-for-employers-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAUtilitiesGuidance on Performing Powerline Technician (PLT) Tasks During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/guidance-on-performing-powerline-technician-plt-tasks-during-covid-19.pdf
IHSAUtilitiesWaste Collection Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/alerts/COVID19/waste-collection-worker-health-and-safety-during-covid-19.pdf
PSHSAHealth CareHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Food Services in Health Carehttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-foodservice-workers-in-healthcare
PSHSAHealth CareHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Long Term Carehttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-long-term-ca
PSHSAHealth CareHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Community Laboratory And Specimen Collection Centreshttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-community-laboratory-and-specimen-collection-centres
PSHSAOfficeHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Employers of Office Settingshttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-employers-of-office-settings
PSHSATransitHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Transit Employershttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-transit-employers
PSHSATransitCOVID-19: Precautions When Working As A Transit Workerhttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/covid-19-precautions-when-working-as-a-transit-work
PSHSAPolice ServicesHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Police Service Workershttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-police-service-workers
PSHSAFire ServicesHealth and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Firefightershttps://www.pshsa.ca/resources/health-and-safety-guidance-during-covid-19-for-firefighters
WSNMiningGuidance on mining during COVID-19https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/COVID-19-Workplace-Safety-North-Mining-Guidance-2020-04-08.pdf
WSNForestryGuidance on forestry during COVID-19https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/COVID-19-Workplace-Safety-North-Forestry-Guidance-2020-04-08.pdf
WSPSRetailCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Cashiershttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-cashiers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSRetailCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Retail Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-retail-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSRetailCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Retail General Labour Employeeshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-retail-labour-employees-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSFood RetailCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Stock, Produce, Meat or Grocery Associateshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-meat-grocery-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSFood RetailCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Food Retail Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-food-retail-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSGeneralCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Curbside Pick Up and Delivery Serviceshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-delivery-service-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSGeneralCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Executives and Managementhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-management-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSGeneralCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Sales and Customer Service Representativeshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSTransportationCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Driver and Truck Driverhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-drivers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSTransportationCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Shipping and Receiving Personnelhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-shipping-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSFuneralCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Funeral Jobshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-funeral-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSHospitalityCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Hotel Reception, Room Service and Front Line Staffhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-hotel-reception-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSHospitalityCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Hotel Housekeeping and Laundryhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-housekeeping-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSMaintenanceCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance Employeeshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-maintenance-employees-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSOfficeCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Office Administration and Secretarial Staffhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-office-admin-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSOfficeCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Office Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-office-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSManufacturingCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Equipment Operators and General Labourershttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-equipment-operators-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSManufacturingCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Quality Control Engineers and Technicianshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-qa-engineers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSManufacturingCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Supervisors, Production & Operations Managementhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-operations-management-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSManufacturingCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Warehouse Workers, Forklift Operators & Material Handlershttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-warehouse-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSManufacturingCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Warehousing Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-vehicle-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSAutoCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Service Managers, Service Technicians and other Vehicle Sales and Service Employeeshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-body-shop-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSAutoCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Vehicle Sales and Service Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-vehicle-sales-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSFilm/TVCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other TV and Film Employeeshttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-tv-hosts-crew-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSFilm/TVCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Television, Film and Live Performance Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-television-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSTourism/HospitalityCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Tourism and Hospitality Sectorhttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Resources/Downloads/covid-19-tourism-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf
WSPSAgricultureCOVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Agricultural Workershttps://www.wsps.ca/WSPS/media/Site/Images/Icons/covid-19-agricultural-workers-health-and-safety-guidance.pdf?ext=.pdf

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