Pandemic Planning: Reopening for Business

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Understand what you can do to safely reopen your workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This e-course features an improved look and functionality to enrich your learning experience.

As businesses and workplaces across Canada reopen their doors for workers and customers, it’s important to understand that the coronavirus will still be circulating so new infections are possible. Returning to the workplace will not be the same as before the COVID-19 pandemic began. This awareness course outlines common steps that can be taken to safely reopen during COVID-19. This course will help you prepare and put controls in place to help protect workers and customers and minimize the impact of the pandemic.

Topics include:

  • Coronavirus and how it spreads
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Methods of control, including cleaning and disinfecting

  • Managing the workplace
  • Understanding mental health

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Understand how coronavirus spreads and the symptoms of COVID-19
  • Know employer and worker duties in a COVID-19 return to business plan
  • Be able to describe the role of hazard identification and risk control
  • Know what measures are used to control the virus, including how to safely clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Understand how to safely manage the workplace and prepare workers for a return
  • Understand the impacts on mental health

Average time to complete this course is approximately 30 minutes.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for employers, supervisors, managers, and workers, and for anyone wanting to learn more about responding to the pandemic and planning for a safer workplace.



Certificate of Completion

This course is offered free of charge to promote awareness of the topic only, and a certificate of completion is not provided.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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