COVID-19: Keeping safe during the pandemic

Since the start of COVID-19, our team of health & safety experts have prepared a host of critical resources to help businesses & individuals through the pandemic.

Proud to introduce our new COVID-19 Hub that gives you access to ALL our articles, checklists, webinars, eCourses and much more for businesses across Ontario.

Covid-19The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unique challenges for businesses and individuals around the world.

WSPS remains focused on providing critical prevention and safety services during this time; helping employers navigate the pandemic to ensure the safety of their workers.

On this page, find COVID-19 information, resources and supports for your business.

COVID-19 Pandemic Updates

For updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to consult the following authorities:

Pandemic Preparedness

Introductory information to help businesses ready themselves for a pandemic:

Infection Control

Resources to help you understand the COVID-19 virus and how to protect yourself and your workers:

COVID-19 Business Planning and Industry Association Supports

Each industry in Ontario has been impacted differently by the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist businesses throughout this time, WSPS has prepared a list of useful business planning resources and industry association supports.

Work Refusals

Mental Health

Working remote? We have you covered!

If you have employees working from home, you want them to be as safe, healthy and engaged as they are in a business environment.

Post Pandemic Business Recovery

As the rate of infection decreases, the province will lift emergency measures; allowing businesses to return to regular operations. Ensure you are doing this safely, using these helpful tools and resources.

Downloads

COVID-19 Mental Health Risk Poster

COVID-19 Mental Health Risk Poster

Examples of common signs and symptoms when we experience a period of stress. Tips for when and how to get support.

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COVID-19 Safety Tips & Reminders Posters

COVID-19 Safety Tips & Reminders Posters

Based on COVID-19 Sector-Specific Health and Safety Guidance Documents, these colorful posters highlight important safety tips aimed at keeping your employees safe on the job.

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COVID-19 Sector-Specific Health and Safety Guidance Documents

COVID-19 Sector-Specific Health and Safety Guidance Documents

In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, WSPS - along with our fellow health and safety associations - have developed technical sector-specific guidance documents to assist employers as they prepare to reopen their businesses. These documents outline safety measures that should be followed so that workplaces can be reopened safely for workers, customers and the general public.

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COVID-19 Visitor Screening Questionnaire

COVID-19 Visitor Screening Questionnaire

Visitor pre-screening / screening questionnaire

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COVID-19 Workplace Safety Posters

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Posters

In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, WSPS - along with our fellow health and safety associations - have developed posters for employers, promoting a variety of useful safety tips for the workplace related to COVID-19 physical distancing and sanitation.

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Étapes rapides pour configurer votre poste de travail temporaire avec ordinateur portable.

Étapes rapides pour configurer votre poste de travail temporaire avec ordinateur portable.

Espace de travail, fauteuil, accessoires/équipment, moniteur/écran.

88 KB PDF
Étirements de flexibilité à domicile

Étirements de flexibilité à domicile

Programme de réchauffement, d’étirement et de flexibilité.

199 KB PDF
FAQ PPE Considerations

FAQ PPE Considerations

This document contains guidance to frequently asked questions about PPE, links to credible resources and other options you may consider in the absence or limited availability of PPE.
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Home Office Workstation Checklist

Home Office Workstation Checklist

A fillable PDF checklist that can be used to assess the home office workstation for any potential ergonomic issues.

127 KB PDF
Leadership Behaviours to Support Mental Health

Leadership Behaviours to Support Mental Health

Tips for becoming an authentic leader and 12 daily leadership behaviours - poster.

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Liste de vérification pour bureau à domicile

Liste de vérification pour bureau à domicile

Poste de travail, environement de travail, habitudes de travail saines.

127 KB PDF
Pandemic Preparedness Checklist

Pandemic Preparedness Checklist

Effective tool to assess readiness for pandemic response and business continuity.

127 KB PDF
Pandemic Recovery-Return to Business Checklist

Pandemic Recovery-Return to Business Checklist

This checklist is intended as a self-assessment tool to assist you in ramping back up to regular business operations. While it is a high level guide, you may have unique requirements based on your type of business.

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Pathogen Decontamination Checklist

Pathogen Decontamination Checklist

This checklist provides guidance for businesses preparing their facilities for a return to regular business operation.

134 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual

This short checklist provides a useful tool for businesses that remained open and operated as usual through the pandemic closure. It provides a self-assessment tool to help identify gaps, risks and approaches to help your business stay safe.

119 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual (FR)

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Operating as Usual (FR)

Le présent document d’orientation est un outil d’auto-évaluation destiné aux entreprises poursuivant leurs activités pendant la pandémie et il comprend des liens vers des ressources fiables et de précieux renseignements pour vous aider là où vous avez déterminé avoir des lacunes.

129 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown

This short checklist provides guidance for businesses returning from shutdown during the pandemic closure. It provides a self-assessment tool to help identify gaps, risks and approaches to help your business stay safe and resume safe operations.

130 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown (FR)

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning After Shutdown (FR)

Le présent document d’orientation est un outil d’auto-évaluation destiné aux entreprises qui reprennent leurs activités après les avoir interrompues et il comprend des liens vers des ressources fiables et de précieux renseignements pour vous aider là où vous avez déterminé avoir des lacunes.

134 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning after Working Remotely

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning after Working Remotely

This short checklist provides guidance for businesses returning after working remotely during the pandemic closure. It provides a self-assessment tool to help identify gaps, risks and approaches to help your business stay safe, re-orient staff and resume safe operations.

130 KB PDF
Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning after Working Remotely (FR)

Post Pandemic Checklist: For Businesses Returning after Working Remotely (FR)

Le présent document d’orientation est un outil d’auto-évaluation destiné aux entreprises qui reprennent leurs activités de travail après du travail à distance et il comprend des liens vers des ressources fiables et de précieux renseignements pour vous aider là où vous avez déterminé avoir des lacunes.

135 KB PDF
Post-Pandemic Business Playbook

Post-Pandemic Business Playbook

An interactive guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response

456 KB PDF
Quick Steps for Setting Up Your Temporary Laptop Workstation

Quick Steps for Setting Up Your Temporary Laptop Workstation

Steps for setting up a temporary workstation at home.

90 KB PDF
Warehouse Workers – Order Picking Safety Tips

Warehouse Workers – Order Picking Safety Tips

Warehouses and Distribution Centres are busier than ever before! This document provides guidelines and tips to help keep Order Pickers safe during this busy time.

118 KB PDF
Working at Home Flexibility Stretches

Working at Home Flexibility Stretches

Work warm-up, stretch and flexibility program.

212 KB PDF

E-Courses

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees (English) (30 min)

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees (English) (30 min)

Gain awareness on Coronavirus "COVID - 19" and learn about simple steps you can take to stay healthy; prevent the spread of the virus and keep your workers and your business safe in this quick 30 minute eCourse. Ce cours est aussi offert en français.

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Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees (French) (30 min)

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees (French) (30 min)

Gain awareness on Coronavirus "COVID - 19" and learn about simple steps you can take to stay healthy; prevent the spread of the virus and keep your workers and your business safe in this quick 30 minute eCourse. This course is also available in English.

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Articles

Best practices for essential services during the pandemic

Best practices for essential services during the pandemic

Physical distancing is a key action to help reduce the number of people getting sick. However, what if your business is an essential service? What are the best ways to protect your workers? Here are eight best practices to consider for your organization.

Apr 28, 2020
9 suggestions to help avoid work refusals

9 suggestions to help avoid work refusals

One of the consequences of working in an essential industry during a time of pandemic is a heightened awareness of risk.
Apr 20, 2020