Resources

Supportive Work Environment – Infection Control & Pandemic Planning

Be Bug and Sun Smart during Outdoor Summer Activities

Here are some tips to consider when your employees are outdoors this summer while at work, at the beach, biking, golfing, playing sports, swimming, boating, hiking or camping. Whether you are a participant or spectator you need to protect yourself. Be Sun Smart… Avoid sun exposure between 11am  and 4pm when the sun rays are the [...]

Provide Employees with Personal Protective Equipment

Occupational carcinogens can enter the body through one or more routes, including inhalation, ingestion with food, absorption through the skin, or direct exposure to the skin.  Therefore, it is important that employees wear personal protective equipment such as goggles, gowns, and gloves when they come in contact with harmful or infectious substances at work.  As [...]

Flu Shot, Anyone?

Host a seminar and distribute printed material on the benefits of receiving the flu vaccine.  As an employer, you may even want to consider hosting a flu vaccine clinic in the workplace.  You can also post the schedule for community clinics available.  For more information about influenza, visit the Peterborough County-City Health Unit website  Source: Brant County [...]

Material Safety Data Sheets are a Must

These documents list the ingredients contained within workplace chemicals and describe proper handling procedures for each substance.  As an employer, make sure to familiarize yourself and your employees with these documents and the hazards associated with using each chemical. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Provide Clean Facilities for Handwashing

Make sure that employees have access to facilities and supplies with which they can wash their hands frequently and thoroughly.  It’s important that support staff keep these facilities clean and operational according to the highest standards. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Coming Down with Something? Get Some Rest—Away from the Workplace

Encourage employees to take a “sick day” and stay at home when they’re feeling ill.  This will help prevent the spread of colds and other illnesses from one employee to another, reducing the total number of sick employees and the amount of lost work time.  Additionally, consider encouraging employees who are parents to stay at [...]

Workplace Cleaning Practices

Ensure that cleaning contracts include specific requirements when it comes to products and techniques used for maximum removal of germs. In most cases, using detergents and water is very adequate. Include employees’ work areas, computer keyboards, phones, door knobs, switches, and other hard surfaces where germs can be left by human contact and live for [...]

Coming Down with Something? Get Some Rest—Away from the Workplace.

Encourage employees to take a “sick day” and stay at home when they’re feeling ill.  This will help prevent the spread of colds and other illnesses from one employee to another, reducing the total number of sick employees and the amount of lost work time.  Additionally, consider encouraging employees who double as parents to stay [...]