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Small Biz Safety Podcast Episode 8 | The Roadmap to Reopen

Learn more about Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen and how to apply for a WSIB Small Business H&S Leadership Award (0:41). Also get the latest on rapid testing in workplaces and how to register for a free test kit (4:25). And it’s finally summer! Safety expert Kirstin Onorato has tips on keeping workers safe from heat stress, especially while wearing PPE (12:34). Then, hear how vaccination rates will affect reopening and get tips on vaccinations and the workplace (20:12).

Note: This episode was recorded on June 14, 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

Reopening Ontario

Roadmap to Reopen

WSIB Small Business H&S Leadership Awards

In the News: Rapid Testing and Eye Protection

Ontario Chamber of Commerce - COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative

Could on-site COVID testing be an option for your workplace?

 Ontario News: Update on Rapid Testing (June 9)

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Variant of Concern Guidance Document

IHSA Eye Protection Recommendation

COVID-19, PPE & Heat Stress

Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. c.0.1 (1990)

Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD). (2019). Managing Heat Stress at Work

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. (CCOHS). (2020). Temperature Conditions-Hot

WorkSafeBC. (2020). Heat Stress

Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccines and Workplace Health & Safety

Contact Workplace Safety & Prevention Services 

Visit the WSPS Small Business Centre

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

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