QUESTION Can a worker who gets COVID-19 at the workplace get workers comp benefits? ANSWER It depends. EXPLANATION Since workers comp covers only work-related injuries and illnesses, workers would have
The differences between LPGs and flammable liquids are of critical importance for storage safety. QUESTION Is there any difference between a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and a flammable liquid? ANSWER
QUESTION Our facility is an office building in Ontario. We recognize that fire extinguishers must be inspected monthly, but we don’t know what the inspection should cover. Can you help?
QUESTION As of July 1, masks are recommended but no longer required in indoor public settings in BC. To err on the side of caution, my employer would like to
There’s no shelf life on the freshness of WHMIS training. QUESTION Does WHMIS training have to be renewed every year? If not, how often is renewal training required? ANSWER No,
You can recommend but not require that workers heading into self-isolation get tested QUESTION I realize that we can require a worker who has had close contact with a COVID-positive
Employees guilty of distracted driving may not get a second chance if driving is their job. QUESTION Can we terminate an employee for distracted driving if it’s just a first
The human rights law duty to accommodate injured workers applies regardless of what workers comp requires. QUESTION Are we legally obligated to re-employ an injured worker returning from a work
English-speaking only is generally not an acceptable safety policy. QUESTION Can we require all workers to speak English at all times when they’re at work? We’ve had a lot of
Notification of recent exposures is a legal and crucial part of contact tracing. QUESTION We just learned that one of our workers tested positive for COVID. Two questions: 1. Are
Having COVID-19 symptoms is enough to send employees home for the day but not for 14 days. QUESTION Can we require an employee who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate
QUESTION A worker told us that she has an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 tomorrow. Should we act now or wait for the test results to come back?
SOPs are more like instructions; guidelines are more like principles
Yes, as long as you ask the right way.