Implementing a Mandatory Workplace Face Mask Policy
Although social distancing is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19, sometimes it’s simply not possible to maintain the necessary 2 meters/6 feet of separation. Close encounters are especially difficult to avoid in indoor public spaces, especially workplaces. So, it’s crucial for people in those settings to wear masks or other face coverings.
The scientific studies clearly show that community use of face masks is an effective infection control measure.
The virus spreads from the respiratory droplets we all emit every time we cough, sneeze, talk or even breathe. Face masks keep this from happening by keeping those respiratory droplets from traveling into the air to others, either directly or via contaminating surfaces or objects that the other person subsequently touches.
What began as a recommendation has since morphed into a legal obligation in the many parts of the country where municipalities have adopted bylaws making it mandatory to wear masks in workplaces and indoor enclosed public spaces. As of July 21, more than 50 Canadian cities have adopted mask laws, including Toronto.
This Special Report helps employers understand and comply with their legal responsibilities to ensure that people in their facilities have and use correct face protection.
In this special report you will receive the following:
- Ensuring Correct Face Mask Use in the Workplace
- How to Create a Workplace Mask Policy
- PPE: 10 FAQs for Using Face Masks to Prevent COVID-19 Infection
- Ask The Expert: Can We Discipline Workers for Refusing to Wear a Face Mask?
- Mandatory Workplace Mask & Face Covering Policy
- COVID-19 Face Mask Do’s & Don’ts
- What to Do If You Can’t Find N95 Masks to Protect Your Healthcare Workers from COVID-19?
- And much more…
As part of our dedication to helping you keep your company compliant and your employees safe, we’re providing you with the latest compliance information, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers stay safe and compliant.