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Frequently Asked Questions

A COVID-19 themed OHS knowledgebase to get you through tough times.

For Employees

Information for employees about COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence

Your questions about OSSE certification or re-certification during the COVID-19 pandemic answered.

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Cleaning and Sanitizing

Our occupational hygienist and other experts answer your questions about cleaning and sanitizing your workplace during COVID-19.

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Physical Distancing

Find answer to you questions about implementing physical distancing in your plant or facility.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Find answers to your questions about personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace during COVID-19.

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WorkSafeBC Claims

Do you need to know what WorkSafeBC's stance is on COVID-19 claims - this faq group will help.

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Employer Responsibilities

Information on employer responsibilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Travel

What you need to know for your employees to travel safely during COVID-10

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Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Learn how to protect your workers when one of your employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Exposure Control

Do you know the potentially riskiest points for transmission of COVID-19 in a manufacturing plant?

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First Aid

There are additional considerations of first aid attendants and the delivery of first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recently Asked

How safe is it to work in a place with a central air conditioner an no access to windows or fresh air?

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What about water coolers as a point of transmission due to touching bottles to it?

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Do air purifiers in the lunchroom make things better or worse?

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When does your organization require an employee to provide a doctor’s note versus just staying home?

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In your production spaces have you added markers on the floors for spacing?

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What have you found has been something that you had to let go of that previously you thought you couldn't do business without?

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Can you offer any suggestions on the most effective methods for employee screening?

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In developing emergency response plans for when an employee tests positive for COVID-19, what is the recommended protocol for other employees who have potentially come into contact with this individual?

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Can you please provide posters on how to wear and remove masks and gloves?

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We are unable to get certain required items, such as gloves, from our regular suppliers due to shortages. As an essential service, is there a resource we can contact to get some of these supplies?

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What is WorkSafeBC's stance on a worker claim for COVID-19 caught at work?

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Can I use a chemical cartridge when N95 repirators are not available?

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Are there other, specific things a prevention officer would be looking for in evaluating whether a plant is safe to remain operating?

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If a person tests positive, how long does it take to complete contact tracing both inside and outside our facility?

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Should we require a worker who has tested positive to submit a clearance that they are okay to come back to work?

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If an employee has tested positive, what actions should the company take with respect to assessing the risk to other employees and their products?

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If an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 should employees that have worked in close proximity to that worker be required to self isolate?

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If a person has had Covid-19, what does the research show about the possibility of contracting it again or are they considered immune?

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Are there recommendations on how to handle work station when someone gets sick, is there any specific way on how to handle the cleaning and sanitation?

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How do I clean and sterilize my home?

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