For a vast majority of Ontario businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant adjusting the pace and methods we use to get our work done. Although some construction projects have been deemed essential, physical distancing measures are still encouraged on construction sites. Practically speaking, this may mean changes like restricting the number of people on-site and staggering break times.
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) has made posters available for use within the construction industry. The MLTSD recommends that they be posted on construction sites in a highly visible location where all workers can see them. Pease click on the link below to download them.
If you are a worker and you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 you can complete an online self-assessment or call Telehealth at 1 (866) 797-0000 for advice.
If you are an employer, you are required to post and communicate your COVID-19 policies to your employees and any contractors. These policies should include standards on sanitation, illness reporting and physical distancing.
For more information, please visit the following pages:
Ontario Construction Site Health and Safety during COVID-19
Canadian Construction Association Pandemic Preparedness Guide
Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Respond to COVID-19