330 Laurier Blvd.
+1 613 345 1991
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+1 613 546 6663
Levac Supply LTD.
This is a full copy from a Memorandum to Health and Safety System Partners by Dr. JOEL MOODY. Chief Prevention Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, issued November 15, 2022.
Earlier this week, the Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly recommended the use of masks indoors.
I support his recommendation and would like to remind everyone of the importance of use of masks as preventive measure in workplaces. Although viruses spread between people in the same ways whether at work or elsewhere, many settings and activities in workplaces have a higher risk of transmission and workplace control measures should be designed to help reduce those elevated risks.
It is important for employers to have a plan for how they will keep workers and customers safe this respiratory season. Employers must meet or exceed any minimum standards and public health requirements, but they get to choose what measures and policies they will use to help keep workers think through some of the COVID-19 risks and create their own plans.
Several effective control measures reduce the chance that viruses will spread between people / but individual controls aren't perfect. Combining or layering controls is more effective and can ensure some protection remains in place if there is a failure in any one of the controls.
Many public health control measures, such as wearing masks and staying home when sick, are actions that individuals can take. Remember that workplace policies and procedures are an important administrative tool employers can use to help ensure that the right individual actions are being taken in the workplace.
Key control measure to consider:
I know our health and safety system has additional resources to promote as well. Please share this memo and highlight your offerings to your networks at your earliest convenience.
Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Prevention Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister.