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Online course: Returning to work safely during COVID-19

Free 30-minute course for employers and workers

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.

Topics include:

  • 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