Provincial governments require that businesses that operate during a lockdown put a written safety plan in place. In Ontario, the government has launched a health and safety education campaign that focuses on helping businesses reopen safely.
In furtherance of current established COVID-19 processes within your organization, it is important to consider the additional development of your workplace COVID-19 safety plan.
Ontario's recently enacted workplace violence amendment places a legal onus on provincially regulated employers to safeguard employees from the risk of domestic violence in the workplace. Additional jurisdictions are likely to follow suit. In legal terms, domestic violence is increasingly becoming a foreseeable workplace risk. In moral terms, inaction on this growing workplace issue would introduce unacceptable human risk.