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The health unit’s reopening tool kit is a 15-page document that outlines various areas of concerns that must be addressed.
“COVID-19 has drastically disrupted activities of daily living for the public, workplaces, and businesses,” the tool kit states
“As the province allows more businesses and workplaces to reopen, it is critical for employers to take the necessary precautions to maintain a safe environment to protect the health and safety of their employees, customers, and the general public. Employers have the greatest responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) with respect to health and safety in the workplace; however, all parties have a role to play.”
Naidu said another ongoing issue with companies reopening involves the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).
“There are efforts being made with organizations to ensure that there are PPEs being connected with the federal and provincial governments,” he said.
But at the same time 25 per cent of local businesses are having trouble finding the adequate workforce to reopen.