Many businesses in our community and across the country have faced significant hardships over the course of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The resources here provide infection prevention and control measures and guidelines to support workplace efforts to help protect employees and customers and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in our community.
The Hamilton COVID Concierge Team and Hamilton Public Health Services partnered together to provide these resources and are committed to supporting local workplaces to WorkWise.
On this webpage you will find:
Get involved in this campaign by:
Keep your employees and your workplace safe. Public health measures continue to be effective in stopping COVID-19 spread.
WorkWise by knowing and following the rules and regulations that govern your sector’s ability to operate. Read more about the sector-specific guidance that applies to your workplace. Click here to learn more.
Learn more about Hamilton public health’s COVID-19 recommendations and best practices for your workplace here. Click here.
Following public health measures can help to protect your employees, your customers, and your community, and reduces the likelihood of needing to shut down due to outbreaks or reduced staffing.
When workplaces understand how COVID-19 spreads, they can implement measures known to help protect employees and customers.
You can learn more about how to keep your workplace safer and WorkWise on the Provincial COVID-19 public health measures and advice page.
Hamilton Public Health has detailed information on how to manage cases of COVID-19 in the workplace when they occur. To learn more, click here.
The information below contains resources, including posters and social media messaging you can share with your workplace.
Businesses that are open to the public are no longer required to post COVID-19 specific signage.
Additional resources, including posters and signage and translated resources, can be found on the City of Hamilton’s webpage on COVID-19 in the Workplace (under ‘Workplace Resources’)
All businesses and workplaces may choose to actively or passively screen their employees and essential visitors prior to entering the premises.
Active screening means employers use information gathered to decide who can enter the workplace. Passive screening is when people decide their own risk and make the decision themselves
Temperature checks are neither required nor recommended as part of screening.
As of March 21st, businesses and organizations that are open will no longer be required to prepare and make available a safety plan.
While not required, a Safety Plan can help your organization adopt good practices to control the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Even if you decide not to have a Safety Plan, the Ministry of Labour expects that workplaces will have measures and procedures in place if there is an active outbreak of COVID-19 in the workplace or there are people in the workplace who are suspect, probable or confirmed positive for COVID-19.
The provincial government has resources available to you and your business to assist with the development of a COVID-19 workplace safety plan. Click here to learn more.
Click on the poster below to download it. You are encouraged to print and display it in your workplace.
Below is a checklist of general public health measures that can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are currently open, test your organization. How WorkWise are you?
Many adjustments were required to successfully operate your businesses during the pandemic. Businesses as well as employees needed to frequently pivot in response to regulations and required health measures changes.
Recognize and celebrate employees’ continued effort in and contribution toward making the workplace a safer space. Let your employees know how much you appreciate their dedication, especially during these trying times.
What’s enabled your organization to WorkWise?
Share the innovations and safety measures that your organization has implemented during COVID-19 to make your workplace a safer space.
"*" indicates required fields