Job : COVID-19 – Employers, Stay Informed!

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The measures taken to counter the coronavirus pandemic have major impacts on employers across the country, and the situation is evolving… Here is a list of reliable sources to monitor the situation and find answers to your HR questions.

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

“Can an employee refuse to work if they think they may be infected with COVID-19?”, “What about hygiene measures on construction sites, where you cannot always wash your hands right away?” The CNESST’s website answers a series of questions about the current situation, both from the point of view of employees and employers.

https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/Pages/covid-19.aspx

The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA)

Specializing in labour management issues, the Ordre des CRHA has set up a special section on their website offering a series of tools to help organizations deal with this crisis caused by COVID-19.

https://ordrecrha.org/ressources/dossiers-speciaux/covid-19

 

Updated daily, the Ordre des CRHA publishes a guide in English including various recommendations for employers and workers.

http://www.portailrh.org/communique/2019-2020/pdf/ENG_coronavirus-guide-CHRP-Quebec.pdf

 

Professional associations

Is your business in a particular field, such as engineering http://afg.quebec/info/complete/coronavirus, construction https://www.acq.org/coronavirus/ or culture https://uda.ca/? Several professional associations are offering resources to their members to help them navigate these turbulent times. For example, the Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (AAPPQ) has put a guide online that presents the measures to be taken as a business owner or employer. http://www.aappq.qc.ca/nouvelles/covid-19-quelles-mesures-prendre-en-tant-que-chef-d-entreprise-et-employeur

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

How should companies prepare for a pandemic? The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has prepared a guide offering various practical measures, reference articles from credible sources and best practices on this subject. http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/BusinessPrepGuidePanPrep2020

The World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO offers a few simple measures here to prepare your workplace and limit the risk of coronavirus contagion.  https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf

Government sources

Whether at the provincial or federal level, governments have announced a series of measures to help organizations that find themselves in the midst of today’s turmoil. These are reliable sources for taking stock, not only from an economic point of view, but also from a public health point of view.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

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