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Contact Tracing and Reporting Guidance Resources Employers must still report any occupational illness, including workers exposed to COVID-19 while at work, to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) within three (3) days of receiving notification of the illness. In addition, if an employer is advised that the worker got sick due to an exposure at the workplace or that a claim has been filed with the WSIB, the employer must notify the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development in writing within four (4) days. WSIB Reporting FAQs about Claims and COVID-19 How to Notify MLTSD Contact tracing related to positive COVID-19 diagnosis is still handled by public health; however, the employer should have a support system in place to enable effective contact tracing within the workplace. It is also a requirement for the employer to take every reasonable precaution in the circumstance to protect the health and safety of workers and do a risk assessment to determine what parts of the jobsite and what other workers (or customers) the affected worker would have had contact with. COVID-19 and Workplace Health and Safety Local Public Health Unit If a worker tests positive for COVID-19, validate that established routine cleaning has included thorough disinfection of surfaces that may have been touched by the worker. If any gaps are identified, conduct any additional cleaning and disinfection as soon as possible. Public Health Ontario's Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings Standards and Covid 19 Maintain confidentiality and discretion when communicating the news to staff about the positive case(s). When communicating positive cases to staff, avoid the temptation to allay fears by saying, "There's nothing to worry about; everything will be fine." This is the worst thing someone can hear when they are worried, and in the case of our current crisis, it simply isn't accurate. Workplace Worries During COVID 19 We're all exhausted. What can workplaces do Safety Plans Guidance Resources Now is the time to evaluate your current pandemic policies and or processes to understand if the controls are effective, need improvement or even still required. Review your risk assessment and incorporate the changes in pandemic restrictions and requirements and how it impacts workers. Investigate recent incidents or near misses, consult public health websites for any changes or updates to incorporate into policies or processes. Ensure you also check with legal counsel, as applicable. How Ontario is responding to COVID-19 | Stop the Spread Business Information Line

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