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As businesses, organizations and services begin to reopen in Ontario, we’ve created this comprehensive list of safety guidelines to help protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19. From sector specific health and safety guidelines to general advice, you'll find it all here. 
For further assistance, or to suggest additions to this list please call 905-639-7924 or send us an email.

Select from the following guidance notes, posters and resources:

The Government of Ontario has created a new guide to encourage businesses to create their own workplace guidance plan to make their workplace reopening process, safer for everyone.

Here is a brief overview of some of the guide’s suggestions:

  • Understand how COVID-19 can spread within the workplace, from surfaces and interactions
  • Make staff aware of safety procedures, using methods like meetings, posters, or e-mails
  • Screen for potential infections and encourage workers to self-monitor
  • Maximize physical distancing and separation when possible
  • Reduce the likelihood of transmission from objects and surfaces, by limiting contact and increasing cleaning and sanitation
  • Support good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • PPE should be used in combination with other health and safety procedures
  • Try to make the same group of employees work together to limit exposure
  • Maintain a work log, in case infection appears, so you can trace who else might be infected
  • Follow public health guidance and contact your local public health unit if any symptoms emerge

You can learn more about the Government of Ontario’s 'Workplace Safety Plan' guide, and how to create your own template by clicking here.

The Government of Ontario has created several posters to place around the workplace, to help keep people safe.

Workplace Posters Link
Ask customers to open car remotely for loading Click here
Ask customers to stay in their vehicle when loading orders Click here
Clean all rental equipment and supplies before and after use Click here
Clean payment keypads often Click here
Clean tools before and after use Click here
Clean regularly touched items Click here
Clean work surfaces often Click here
Client Limit Poster Click here
Create a planting schedule to help maintain safe distancing Click here
Conduct meetings outdoors Click here
Get fresh air by going outside during breaks Click here
Increase space by staggering lunch breaks Click here
Keep staff physically distanced when watering plants Click here
Limit the number of peole using equipment Click here
Maintain space between crew members during transport Click here
Maintenance crews should travel in seprate vehicles Click here
Mark pick-up locations Click here
Minimize contact by having customers pre-pay Click here
One person should off-load and on-load equipment where possible Click here
Open doors and windows to let in some fresh air Click here
Post healthy signage in most spoken languages Click here
Post a tending calendar to help maintain physical distancing Click here
Restaurant Tips Poster Click here
Social Distancing Foot Print Poster Click here
Stay 2 metres apart while working Click here
Stop Sign Poster Click here
Wash your clothes as soon as you get home Click here
Wear gloves when using equipment Click here
Wipe equipment before use Click here
Use boot sanitizing trays Click here
Use cashless payment to limit contact Click here
Use your own tools where possible Click here
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Agricultural Sector Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Agricultural Employers Using Temporary Foreign Workers Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
Agricultural Workers Guidance Notes Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
Agricultural Supervisors Guidance Notes Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
Foreign Agricultural Workers Programs Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Read More
Temporary Foreign Workers Guidance Notes Ministry of Health Read More
WSIB Coverage for Foreign Workers Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Read More
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Service Managers, Technicians, Other Vehicles Sales and Service Employees Guidance Notes Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
Vehicle Sales And Service Sector Guidance Notes Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
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Childcare Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Childcare Provider Guidance Notes Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Emergency Childcare Centre Guidance Notes Ministry of Health Read More
Employers of Childcare Centre Guidance Notes Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Commercial Industrial Sector Guidelines Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
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Conservation and Fisheries Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Conservation and Fisheries Worker Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Construction Sector Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Architect: Guidelines Ontario Association of Architects Read More
Cleaning PPE Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Construction Facility Hygiene Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Construction Site Trailer Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Constructors Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
COVID-19 Screening Checklist Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Employers Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
End of Shift Practices Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Handling and Receiving Packages Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Lunchroom Practices Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
On-Site Sanitation Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Procedures on Handling Paperwork Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Supervisor Responsibility Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Tool Sharing Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Worker Responsibility Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
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Correctional Officer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Probation and Parole Officer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Day Camp Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Summer Day Camp Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
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Education Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Access to School for Persons and Educators Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Colleges Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Secondary School Employers Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Student Transportation Employers Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Entertainment, Museum and Gallery Employers Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other Tv and Film Employees Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Television, Film and Live Performance Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Fire Fighter Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Police Service Workers Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Food Retail Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Food Manufacturing & Processing Sector Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Stock, Produce, Meat or Grocery Associate Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Forestry Guidelines Workplace Safety North Read More
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Attendance Guidance: Funerals and Visitations Bereavement Authority of Ontario Read More
Funeral and Bereavement Service Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
Funeral Job Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Essential Workplaces Ministry of Health Read More
Executives and Management Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
Handwashing Guidelines Certified Nursing Assistants Read More
Transportation of Wrokers to Work Locations Workplace Safety and Preventions Services Read More
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Health Sector Restart: Operational Requirements Ministry of Health Read More
Healthcare Guidance Notes Ministry of Health Read More
Acute Care Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Allied Health Professionals Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Audiologist and Speech Pathologist: Patient Care Guidelines College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario Read More
Chiropodists: Pandemic Clinical Practice Directive College of Chiropodists of Ontario Read More
Chiropractors: Return to Practice College of Chiropractors of Ontario Read More
Community Laboratory and Specimen Collection Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Dental Office Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Dental Hygiene Practices: Return to Practice College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario Read More
Dental Surgeons: Managing Infection Risks Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Read More
Dental Technologists: Return to Practice College of Dental Technologists of Ontario Read More
Employers of Allied Health Professionals Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Food Services in Healthcare Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Healthcare Administration Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Homecare and Community Service Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Housekeeping and Laundry in Healthcare Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Laboratory Technician or Medical Technologist Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Long-Term Care Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Nurses in Healthcare Settings Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Opticians: Return to Practice College of Opticians of Ontario Read More
Optometrist Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Optometrist: Return to Work Guidelines College of Optometrists of Ontario Read More
Paramedic Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Personal Support Worker, Home and Care Provider Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Pharmacists or Pharmacy Assistant Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Pharmacist: Infection Control Guidelines (Updated in 2016) Ontario College of Pharmacists Read More
Psychologist: Guidelines The College of Psychologists of Ontario Read More
Physician and Primary Care Provider Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Physiotherapists: Return to Work College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Read More
Public Health Units: Workplace Outbreaks Ministry of Health Read More
Recreational Workers in the Healthcare Setting Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Respiratory Therapist: Preparedness College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Read More
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Law Society: Guidelines Law Society of Ontario Read More
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Library Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Library Worker Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Equipment Operator and Genral Labourer Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Home Cleaning and Maintenance Services Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Janitors, Caretakers and Superintendents Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Lawn Care Worker Guidelines Workplace Saferty and Prevention Services Read More
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Manufacturing Sector Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Equipment Operator and General Labourer Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Manufacturing: Healthy and Safe Operations Canadian Manufacturer's and Exporters Read More
Quality Control Engineers and Technician Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Supervisors, Production and Operations Management Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Warehousing Sector Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Warehouse Workers, Forklift Operators and Material Handler Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Mining Guidelines Workplace Safety North Read More
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Dispatcher Guidelines Public Services Health & Safety Association Read More
Insurance Broker: Guidelines Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario Read More
Municipal Office or Inside Worker Guidelines Public Services Health & Safety Association Read More
Office Administration and Secretarial Staff Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Office Sector Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Community Garden Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Golf Course Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Marina Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Outdoor Recreation and Drive-in/Drive-thru Entertainment Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Parks and Recreation Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Parks and Recreation Worker Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Personal Care Services Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Veterinary/Pet Services Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Veterinary: Guidelines Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Read More
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Place of Worship Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Food Premises Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
Restaurants: Federal and Provincial Respponse Plan Handbook Restaurants Canada Read More
Restaurant Sector Guidance Notes Government of Ontario Read More
Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Restaurant Tip Sheet Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Read More
Temporary Foreign Worker Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
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Cashier Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Curbside Pickup and Delivery Services Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Garden Centre Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Retail General Labour Employee Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Retail Sector Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Retail Sector Tip Sheet Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Read More
Sales and Consumer Services Representative Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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Community Emergency Evacuation Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
Congregate Living for Vulnerable Populations Guidelines Ministry of Health Read More
Social and Community Services Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Social and Community Services (Group Homes) Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Social Workers and Social Service Workers: Critical Considerations Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Read More
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Hotel Housekeeping and Laundry Guidelines Worplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Hotel Reception, Room Service and Frontline Staff Guidelines Worplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Tourism and Hospitality Sector Guidelines Worplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
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In-Person Classroom Training Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
In-Vehicle Driver Training Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
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Public Transit Agencies and Passengers Guidelines Government of Ontario Read More
Transit Employer Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
Transit Worker Guidelines Public Services Health and Safety Association Read More
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Cleaning and Sanitizing the inside of your vehicle Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Experiencing Symptoms in other Jurisdictions Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Driver and Truck Driver Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Handling and Receiving Packages Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Hours of Service and Fatigue Management Guidelines(For Drivers) Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Hours of Service and Fatigue Management Guidelines(For Employers) Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Mental Health Awareness for Drivers Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Precautions for Drivers Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Providing Truck Drivers Access to Washrooms Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Rest Stop Hygiene Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Shipper and Receiver Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Taxi,Ride Share and Vehicle Rental Guidelines Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Read More
Transportation Services Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Vehicle Fuelling Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
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Performing Power Line Technician Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More
Waste Collection Workers Guidelines Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Read More