Workplace Safety in Step 3 of the BC Restart: What’s Changing

July 6th, 2021 2:00-3:00PM

As we enter Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan July 1, the Provincial Health Office and WorkSafeBC are preparing to release new guidance for employers. Do you understand your responsibilities in the transition from your COVID-19 Safety Plan to a broader communicable disease plan?

July 6th we held a town hall with experts from WorkSafeBC and Vancouver Coastal Health on what you need to know. In this recorded session, hear from the regulator and medical health officer about which restrictions have been relaxed, which ones are still in place—and where vaccination fits into your planning.

Find out:

  • What you need to build a communicable disease plan for Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan in July
  • What controls can be relaxed in facilities where some or all staff have been partially or fully vaccinated
  • When you can (or should) enforce mask-wearing or other physical controls at work – and how to assess “instances of elevated risk”
  • Key considerations for safe meetings or onsite training this summer
  • The potential risk that a variant or fall flu season could cause an increase in sick days again – and the implications for employers
  • Where you have implemented policies such as occupancy limits or work-from-home, what changes you can now consider

What questions do you have? Let us know in advance by email.

Presented By

Chris Back

Director, OHS Consultation & Education Services
WorkSafeBC

Michael Schwandt MD MPH CCFP FRCPC

Medical Health Officer
Vancouver Coastal Health

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