Friday September 4, 2020 ~ NATIONAL
by Mary P Brooke, editor | Island Social Trends
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released an online course to help guide everyone in the workplace on a safe return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The e-course called Pandemic Planning: Reopening for Business, was set up to help organizations across Canada safely return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The course offers a guide for employers, supervisors, managers and workers on how to prepare for a safe return to work, and what controls are needed to be put in place to protect everyone and minimize the impact of the pandemic.
Short and free:
It takes about 30 minutes to complete the course. There is no charge to participate. There’s no certificate given.
- Coronavirus and how it spreads
- Duties and responsibilities
- Managing the workplace
- Understanding mental health
Upon completion of this course you will:
- Understand how coronavirus spreads and the symptoms of COVID-19
- Know employer and worker duties in a COVID-19 return to business plan
- Be able to describe the role of hazard identification and risk control
- Know what measures are used to control the virus, including how to safely clean and disinfect surfaces
- Understand how to safely manage the workplace and prepare workers for a return
- Understand the impacts on mental health