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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 14: Flu season has arrived: is your business ready?

 
 

Learn how the proposed Working for Workers Act could impact your business (1:07). Then, we welcome a special guest from Ottawa Public Health to discuss the upcoming flu season (8:42) and highlight the importance of ‘off the job’ safety (16:39).

Note: This episode was recorded on November 25, 2021. All information presented was in effect at that time. Please check with your local Public Health unit to confirm up-to-date prevention measures that are in place in your area.

In The News

Working for Workers Act, 2021 - Ontario Newsroom 

The Right to Disconnect - The Financial Post

Ontario Government Tables Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 - Emond Harden Law 

6 Tips to Launch a "Disconnect" Policy Now – WSPS.ca 

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Basic Training – WSPS.ca 

Ontario Keeping Workers Safe As Province Reopens - Free health and safety training now available for small businesses 

Health and Safety For Small Businesses 

Staying Safe During the Flu Season

The flu - Ontario.ca 

Influenza (Flu) - Ottawa Public Health 

Flu season is coming: what can you do now?

Experts Predict an Extreme Flu Season: Encouraging Employees to Stay Healthy - Occupational Health & Safety (ohsonline.com)

'It's not a question of either/or': Tory encourages residents to get both flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine - CityNews Toronto

Ontario launches flu shot campaign during COVID-19 4th wave - CityNews Toronto 

Off-the-Job Safety

Safety Doesn’t Just Apply at Work, Off-the-job Safety is Just as Important - HSI.com

10 Ways to Promote Off-the-Job Safety with Workplace Digital Signage

Repro Off-The-Job Safety Article

At-Home Exercise Injuries Are Skyrocketing. Here’s How to Stay Safe 

Youth sports injuries on the rise: COVID connection 

Consumer Product Safety Commission finds mix of product injuries changed during pandemic

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