Outdoor Workers

Hamilton Reopens - A roadmap to our new realityOutline of the enhanced health and safety controls that must be in place in each of these workplaces and summary of the protocols that will be in place in each environment going forward as a result of COVID-19.

COVID cleaning, spray bottle


 Ensure cleaning and disinfectant products are accessible
 Train employees on the proper use of cleaning and disinfectant products
 Ensure high-touch areas like doors, door handles, hand tools and other shared equipment are cleaned regularly

Physical Distancing

 Encourage employees to maintain a physical distance of two metres from others
 Discourage face-to-face interactions
 Stagger breaks, lunch hours, start and end times for employees.

Stop the Spread

 Encourage employees to practice good hand hygiene
 Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer where soap/water is not available
 Educate employees about coughing or sneezing into their sleeves
 Stay home if you are sick
 Discourage employees from sharing equipment where possible


Health Screening

 Ensure all employees complete and pass the health self-screening (PDF version) before attending work
 Where possible when booking appointments in the community, provide visitor health screening information prior to visit


 Provide personal protective equipment where required – non-medical reusable masks may be provided for employees who cannot maintain physical distancing


 Provide employees with regular updates and information about the COVID-19 situation
 Share all relevant Standard Operating Procedures, schedules for cleaning and disinfecting, and other key information
 Post information about physical distancing, good hand hygiene and health screening
 Share updates from senior management regularly