COVID-19 Safety Plan
Assess the risks at our workplace
- We have identified areas where people gather, such as break rooms, production lines, and meeting rooms.
- We have identified the tools, machinery, and equipment that workers share while working.
- We have identified surfaces that people touch often, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, and light switches.
Implement protocols to reduce the risk
Cleaning and hygiene
- Provide adequate hand-washing facilities on site for all workers and ensure the location is visible and easily accessed. Develop policies around when workers must wash their hands, including upon arriving for work, before and after breaks, after handling cash or other materials, before and after handling common tools and equipment.
- Implement a cleaning protocol for all common areas and surfaces, including washrooms, equipment, tools, common tables, desks, light switches, and door handles. Ensure those engaged in cleaning have adequate training and materials.
- Remove any unnecessary tools or equipment that may elevate the risk of transmission, including items like coffee makers and shared utensils and plates
Reduce the risk of surface transmission through effective cleaning and hygiene practices
- We have reviewed the information on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
- Our workplace has enough handwashing facilities on site for all our workers. Handwashing locations are visible and easily accessed.
- We have policies that specify when workers must wash their hands and we have communicated good hygiene practices to workers. Frequent handwashing and good hygiene practices are essential to reduce the spread of the virus.
- The cleaning plan is placed in staff area.
3: Develop policies
Our policy addresses workers who may start to feel ill at work. It includes the following:
- Sick workers should report to first aid, even with mild symptoms.
- Sick workers should be asked to wash or sanitize their hands, provided with a mask, and isolated. Ask the worker to go straight home.
- Clean and disinfect any surfaces that the ill worker has come into contact with.
Monitor our workplace and update your plans as necessary
- We have a plan in place to monitor risks. We make changes to our policies and procedures as necessary.
Assess and address risks from resuming operations
- We have a training plan around changes to our business, such as new equipment, processes, or products.