COVID-19 workplace health and safety

Prevention is key to slow the progression of COVID-19. The resources presented below are intended to support this effort.

Yukon requirements

Businesses and services not mandated to close under the Civil Emergency Measures Act may operate on the condition that appropriate safety precautions are in place and a COVID-19 Operational Plan is set up. More information may be found on the Government of Yukon website. See Operating businesses safely during COVID-19.

General workplace guidance

Learn about first aid recertification during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow the Government of Canada’s instructions on everyday practices that help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.

Follow the Government of Canada’s guidance on how to keep your employees safe in the workplace.

Follow the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s (CCOHS) guidance on how to prepare your workplace so it remains healthy and safe during a pandemic.

CCOHS has created a pandemic info-sharing portal, along with good practice tips sheets

The Ontario government has provided a guide: Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.

The Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has published a suite of resources to support workplace prevention and safety initiatives.

Retail workplace guidance

The Retail Council of Canada has published an extensive collection of resources for retailers, including a planning checklist.

Construction workplace guidance

The Canadian Construction Association has published a set of COVID-19 resources, including a PDF document titled, Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites.

Manufacturing workplace guidance

Food and Consumer Products Canada is sharing best practices with federal and provincial authorities managing the COVID-19 response, as well as with businesses and associations throughout the agriculture, food, and consumer goods manufacturing industries.

We are here to help

We are available to help employers.

  • Safety officers are available for consultation and to visit worksites to assist with hazard assessment and control, upon request.
  • Safety officers can review COVID-19 operational plans.
  • This web page and the COVID-19 return to the workplace page have appropriate information resources that we recommend you review, including new resources to support returning workers to the workplace.
Contact a safety officer for more information.