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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 1: Creating a COVID-19 Safety Plan

Run a small business? Let safety experts Kirsi Henry and Jack Minacs walk you through simple steps to make your workplace safer and your business better.

In this episode Kirsi and Jack  discuss Ontario’s new COVID-19 Response Framework and share steps you can take to create a safety plan. They also discuss the province’s screening requirement - how can you make it work at your business? Finally, what can you do if one of your employees or customers breaks your COVID-19 safety rules?

RESOURCES FOR THIS WEEK’S TOPICS

COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open
www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-res…rio-safe-and-open

SAFETY PLANS
Develop your COVID-19 Safety Plan
www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your…place-safety-plan

Recorded Webinar: Ontario Safe and Open – Building your Safety Plan
lp.wsps.ca/ON_Safe_Open_Webinar.html

Video: Safety Plan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTIUKsMdTME

Article: New COVID-19 Response Framework: How to create your safety plan
www.wsps.ca/Information-Resourc…-to-create-you.aspx

Sample safety plans available on the WSPS COVID-19 Resource Hub – just type “sample safety plan” into the search

SCREENING
COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces
www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/program…l_guidance.pdf

5 best practices for bringing visitors safely into your workplace (article)
www.wsps.ca/Information-Resourc…isitors-safety.aspx

What should you do when people (staff, customers) break your safety rules?

Video: Small Business, Big Impact: Violence/Harassment
www.youtube.com/watch?v=41M136IxD…NOuE_hZGHNLmbMcim

Article: Are your employees prepared to handle COVID-linked violence?
www.wsps.ca/Information-Resourc…e-COVID-linked.aspx

For free health and safety resources for small businesses, drop by the WSPS Small Business Centre. www.wsps.ca/Small-Business-Centre/Home.aspx

Visit the WSPS COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB for health and safety resources related to COVID-19. covid19.wsps.ca/