Workplace Public Health

The following associations have released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and workers:

The following will help reduce workplace exposures to respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 (coronavirus):

  • wash your hands often and when visibly dirty for 15 seconds
  • cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • stay two metres (six feet) apart from others
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

Workplaces (employers):

  • post physical distance requirements of two metres (six feet) at the entrance of the establishment and throughout
  • install floor markings to promote physical distancing
  • protect employees from patrons by using screens or barriers
  • emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene by all employees
  • provide hand sanitizing stations at entrances where possible and promote good hand hygiene
  • use passive and active screening measures such as posting signage or asking questions about exposure and symptoms
  • consider conducting employee screening and temperature checks at entrances
  • perform routine environmental cleaning and clean high touch surfaces often including countertops, handles, light switches, keypads, touchscreens and public areas
  • not require a sick leave note as that will put added pressure on limited health care service:
  • reduce the number of employees working at the same time
  • limit the number of patrons in the store
  • discourage workers from sharing phones, desks, offices, tools and equipment
  • consider the use of non-medical masks
  • take advantage of virtual options and advise employees to work from home, if possible
  • have plans for business continuity in the event of prolonged staff absences
  • advise employees to avoid all non-essential travel:

Source: Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, please note this page was last updated: Sep 1, 2020 at 1:11:31 PM