Safe Working Environments
To ensure health and safety in municipal facilities and spaces as staff and residents begin to return and interact once again, the City has developed guidelines and requirements for providing safe working environments for employees and residents who may be visiting them.
Hierarchy of Controls
In developing these guidelines, the City has considered a hierarchy of controls, as recommended by the Medical Officer of Health. The elements closer to the top of the inverted triangle help with eliminating the spread of COVID-19. Those closer to the tip of the triangle are for managing exposure.
The hierarchy of controls first focuses on physical distancing to eliminate exposure to COVID-19, adjusting the workplace to enable physical distancing, adjusting processes and administrative controls and providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to help manage exposure.
Actions within each of these areas will be implemented across all City facilities prior to reopening to ensure the safety of staff and residents.
At this time, City staff are focused on implementing the different controls required in each of the work environments, based on priority of staff working on site and reopening timelines.
Video: Safe Working Environments
Adjusting the Workplace
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