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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 5 | Ready to Reopen Safely?

Get up to speed on the province’s new small business education campaign and how you can prepare to reopen safely (2:21). Also, if a work refusal happened in your business what would you do? (11:21) And ace your virtual training with our 5 tips! (17:23)

Note: This episode was recorded on March 4, 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.

Resources For This Week's Topics

Download the new WSPS COVID at Work app for workers! Access free health and safety information at your fingertips on:

The App Store

Google Play

In The News:  Reopening Safely

Health and safety education campaigns focused on helping small businesses re-open safely 

Supports Provided In The Campaign

COVID-19: Help for businesses in Ontario

A free 30-minute online course on infection control

Contact the Provincial Employment standards call centre at and the

Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre at

Some Things You Should Consider As You Re-Open

Latest guidance in the COVID-19 Response Framework

WSPS Duty Consultant: Contact the WSPS Duty Consultant by email or call 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

Spotlight: Work Refusals Part V: Right to refuse or to stop work where health and safety in danger

WSPS article - 9 suggestions to help avoid work refusals

Williams HR Law – Ontario COVID Related Work Refusals

Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Looking for Small Biz resources and more information? Visit the WSPS Small Business Centre