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Small Biz Safety Podact Episode 3 | Navigating Ontario’s State of Emergency 2.0

In this episode, you’ll learn what the Ontario government’s expanded enforcement initiatives and the current State of Emergency mean for your business and what you need to do to prepare (2:02). Kirsi Henry and Jack Minacs will also reveal a secret ingredient for improving health and safety that’s right there in your workplace – the health and safety representative (9:09). And it’s time for your New Year’s safety resolutions! Learn some tips on setting annual health and safety goals for your business (14:44).

Resources For This Week's Topics

Declaration of Emergency (Jan 12), Workplace Enforcement Campaigns Expanded (Jan 20), and COVID-19 Safety Resources

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives (News Release, January 12)

Ontario Expands Workplace Enforcement Campaigns (News Release, January 20)

Resources for COVID-19 (200+ Guidance Documents, Tip Sheets, Posters, Videos, etc)


Develop your COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

Health & Safety Representative Resources

WSPS Guide for Health and Safety Representatives

eLearning Program - WSPS Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training

Setting Annual Health & Safety Goals

WSPS Small Business Centre Safety Road Map

WSPS Health and Safety Excellence Program Provider Information

Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Have health and safety questions? Contact the WSPS Duty Consultant by email or call 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

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