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Landscape New Brunswick & Landscape Prince Edward Island

How to manage in the workplace

  • Ensure you have hand washing protocols in place
  • Ensure employees understand their responsibility to report if they are feeling ill or of any activities that put them at risk of COVID-19.
  • Communicate with your employees about HR policies around sick leave (if any).
  • Ensure employees understand why they may need to self-isolate, support them in this decision and make sure they understand they will be sent home from work if they present with symptoms.
  • Share the AHS Self-assessment tool with employees - https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx
  • If an employee is required to self-isolate
    • Employees and employers should work together to explore alternate working arrangements:
    • Working from home or remotely
    • Doing work that requires limited contact with other
    • If an alternate working arrangement is not possible, employees can use paid sick time, if available.  
  • The Government of Canada has removed wait times on Employment Insurance which can be used for self-isolation or care leaves.
  • Limit or restrict visitors to the business operation (not customers)
  • Consider restrictions on business and personal travel
  • Continue to follow recommendations provided around maintaining biosecurity and food safety standards.
  • Fact sheets to post in the work environment can be found here:
    • https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/diseases-maladies/reduce-spread-covid-19-wash-your-hands/eng-handwashing.pdf
    • https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/publications/diseases-conditions/about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19/about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19.pdf


Employment rules changes


 Best Practices for Cleaning and Prevention

General Cleaning
• Increase daily cleaning and disinfection of common areas and surfaces. Pay particular attention to door knobs, light switches, staff rooms, desktops, washrooms and other high touch surfaces.

• Cleaning refers to the removal of visible dirt, grime and impurities. Cleaning does not kill germs but helps remove them from the surface.

• Disinfecting refers to using chemical to kill germs on surfaces. This is most effective after surfaces are cleaned. Both steps are important to reduce the spread of infection.

• Use a disinfectant that has a Drug Identification Number (DIN) and a virucidal claim. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label to disinfect effectively. Alternatively, you can prepare a bleach water solution with 100 ml of unscented household bleach per 900 ml of water.

• Be sure to use / take the appropriate precautions when using chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting. Consult the product Safety Data Sheets.

 
Prevention

• Wash your hands often and well (at least 20 seconds)

• Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick

• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched

• Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

• When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands (sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue)

 
Links to Health Resources

Business continuity planning -
https://www.ccohs.ca/publications/PDF/businesscontinuity.pdf
Health Canada Risk Prevention -
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html
Health Canada OHS Guidelines -
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus-occupational-health-safety.html
Health Canada Travel Guide -
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html
Trade Commissioner of Canada – Advice for businesses 
https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng
World Health Organization Info -
https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses