Two regulations under OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) come to effect January 1, 2020. These changes are only in the Ontario legislation. The first regulation Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (Reg 883/90), and the second Designated Substances (Reg 490/09).
Cold and flu season has arrived. Cold and flu spread more easily in the cold winter months because they thrive in colder, less humid environments. Thus, between October and February of each year, virtually thousands of employees get sick with the cold and/or flu, and that translates into lost work time, reduced productivity and disruption of workplace operations. As we all know, the flu can wreak havoc in the workplace as it spreads very quickly. What can employers do to minimize the impact of colds and influenzas (flus) on the workplace?
As we can see by this article, employees requesting a religious accommodation can sometimes conflict with safety issues.