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RECENT NEWSMay 13, 2021
The Ontario government announced the extension of its "Stay-At-Home" order until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake will also remain in effect. Read the full announcement.
May 2, 2021
A factsheet from WSPS and Landscape Ontario to help those in the workplace seek some clarity on best practices to help mitigate risks under Covid-19.
April 15, 2021
The Ontario government announced it will begin targeted province-wide inspections of construction sites April 16, 2021, dispatching 200 workplace inspectors, supported by provincial offences officers, to visit 1,300 constructions sites to enforce safety requirements.
April 9, 2021
A fact sheet on Covid-19 vaccines provided by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. and the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association.
April 9, 2021
The Ontario Ministry Labour, Training and Skills Development is launching a series of zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in hotspot areas, beginning with warehouses and manufacturers in Halton and Peel Regions. Get more details and resources on how to prepare.
April 1, 2021
Ontario announces four-week "Emergency Break." Read more about the changes and the potential impact to your business.
March 30, 2021
The Ontario Government is providing grants to help cover costs for personal protective equipment and providing extra support for businesses required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of provincial public health measures. Apply for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant and the Main Street Relief Grant before the March 31, 2021 deadline.
March 17, 2021
The Ontario government is seeing a greater number of small businesses complying with COVID-19 safety requirements. During follow-up visits for educational workplace safety campaigns, provincial offences officers found that approximately 73 per cent of businesses were in compliance with public health measures and compliance increased by 20 per cent. Read the Provincial Government's media release.
Feb 16, 2021
As of February 16, 2021, the majority of Ontario's public health regions have moved out of the province-wide shutdown and into a revised and strengthened COVID-19 response framework. What colour/level each public health region is in (and the associated public health measures and restrictions) can be found using the link below:
- COVID-19 measures by region: https://covid-19.
- COVID-19 Response Framework: keeping Ontario safe and open: https://www.ontario.ca/
page/covid-19-response- framework-keeping-ontario- safe-and-open
Once local trends of key public health indicators have improved, the province's 34 public health regions will be gradually transitioned back to a strengthened and revised COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (the "Framework"), with some new and modified measures in place. These measures include updates to allow in-store shopping at non-essential retail stores with additional public health and safety measures in place. Find the full details on the Ontario Government's website.