Reopen Your Organizations Safely
As Canada begins to slowly reopen, it is necessary for your organization to meet and follow the safety precautions and guidelines set by your region. Safely reopening your organization protects your workers, customers, and members of the general public from COVID-19. Here are a few tips to aid you in the safe reopening of your business.
Know your responsibilities as an employer
Make sure you understand and comply with all requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health prepared a tool to aid you in complying with the reopening process.
The COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces states that all employers are required to actively screen every worker prior to their entry to the workplace. Effectively screening personnel can greatly mitigate and negate the spread of seasonal colds, flus, and COVID-19 in your workplace. Screening creates a safer, healthier, and more productive environment for your organization. Not sure how to create your own screening tool? Creating your own online screening tool is easy with the help of free Google Forms templates. This form allows you to quickly and efficiently issue self-assessments to your employees. Once these forms are completed, electronic copies of all data submitted can be stored for your own documentation purposes.
Develop a workplace safety plan
As an employer, you are responsible for planning how to protect others against the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. It is crucial for you to implement an effective workplace safety plan to ensure your organization operate and stay safe. Safety plans can include the following measures:
- Ample space between workers
- Social distancing in high-traffic areas of the workplace
- Adopt the use of masks and facial coverings in common areas
- Routine and thorough cleaning of high-contact surfaces with wipes and cleaners
By following these measures, you are creating a healthier and safer environment for your employees, customers, and the general public.
Read your sector-specific guidance
All industries and sectors vary in the way they operate. This is why their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are no different. By identifying your sector and acting in accordance with its recommended guidelines, you are ensuring the safest reopening for your business. Your customers will also appreciate that their safety is being considered.
Examples of the most popular sectors include:
Is your business not part of one of these sectors? Contact your health and safety association for more guidance and information pertaining to your sector.
Stock up on PPE and sanitization supplies
C6.ca is the one-stop shop for the daily necessities your organization requires to reopen safely. With a product offering spanning from personal protective equipment (PPE), masks and sanitization supplies, we can provide your organization with the supplies required to maintain health and safety in the workplace.
Access Posters for Your Organization
Depending on your workplace, there are various informative posters that can help educate your employees to follow the regulations of COVID-19. These posters serve as a visual reminder of the health and safety guidelines in place in your organization.
Clean regularly touched items
Clean tools before and after use
Clean work surfaces often
Wipe equipment before and after use
Wash your clothes as soon as you get home
Conduct meetings outdoors
Increase space by staggering lunch breaks
Stay 2 meters apart while working
Open doors and windows to let more fresh air
COVID Alert App
Minimize contact by having customers pre-pay
Use Cashless Payment to limit contact
Clean payment keypads often
Mark pick-up locations
Ask customers to stay in their vehicles when loading orders