Blog Post #1196 – Free CCOHS Course Offers Guidance on Returning to Work Safely

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) has released an e-course, “Pandemic Planning: Reopening for Business” to help organizations across Canada safely return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Course guides employers, supervisors, managers and workers on how to prayer for a safe return to work, and what controls are needed to be put in place to protect everyone and minimize the impact of the pandemic.

Topics covered in the course include how coronavirus spreads and its symptoms, employer and worker duties and responsibilities in a COVID-19 returned to business plan, methods of control – including cleaning and disinfecting, how to manage the workplace and prepare workers for a safe return, and understanding the impacts of a pandemic on mental health.

The free courses available on the CCOHS website in English and French.

“We know that as we start our returned to the workplace and resuming activities outside of the home, things will not be as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Anne Tennier, Pres. and CEO of CCOHS in Hamilton, Ontario.

“Businesses and organizations are looking for information and guidance. We are providing that this course to help minimize the spread of infection, and help employers and workers return to work as safely as possible.”

My opinion

This article comes from the September/October timeframe and, I believe, is not very relevant today. I have great respect for the CCOHS but timing is everything and the virus is spreading almost out of control and the vaccine trials are still ongoing and not ready for the market yet.

Let us hope we can see some light at the end of the tunnel and can see an effective vaccine soon so we can flatten the curve and get our economies back to work!

HRS Group Inc. has a great team that can help you with all your health and safety needs. Contact Deborah toll free at 1-877-907-7744 or locally at 705-749-1259 We can also be reached at 

Ensure your workplace is a safe place.

Remember – In Canada, “ALL Accidents are Preventable”

‘Work’ and ‘Play’ safe.

Daniel L. Beal

CHSEP – Advanced Level
VP & Senior Trainer
HRS Group Inc.


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