Health

SETTLEMENT WORKERS NEED TO HAVE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES AND CONNECT THEM WITH THE APPROPRIATE SERVICES.

8 ways for employers to “take every reasonable precaution” during a pandemic

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act says that employers and supervisors should “take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.” This is known as the general duty clause, but what it means in an uncertain period such as during a pandemic is a question many employers have been asking WSPS.

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Online Resources to Help Celebrate Safety and Health Week

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), along with organizations across North America, will be celebrating Safety and Health Week from May 3-9, albeit, a little differently this year. With the physical distancing in place during the pandemic, workplaces will be turning to virtual activities and events to offer helpful tips to their employees and reinforce good practices and the importance of having both physically and psychologically safe work environments.