FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2020
Advisory: New COVID-19 guidelines for employers
St. John’s, NL – A new COVID-19 Guidelines for Employers is now available that recognizes the importance of worker health and safety as businesses resume operations or bring more workers or customers on their premises following COVID-19-related work interruptions.
Included in the guidelines are documentation requirements, risk reduction strategies to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and information on implementing physical distancing and hygiene measures in the workplace.
The guidelines apply to all provincially-regulated workplaces, and must be followed without exception during the public health emergency. These are to be used in conjunction with other guidelines applicable to specific industries or activities.
The guidelines were developed by WorkplaceNL and the Occupational Health and Safety Division, Service NL, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
The COVID-19 Guidelines for Employers is available on www.workplacenl.ca.
Employers or workers with questions may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.563.900 or 1.709.778.1000.
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Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and 17,500 employers, WorkplaceNL administers an employer-funded, no-fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers compensation to injured workers and their dependents.
Carla Riggs, WorkplaceNL
709.778.1590 or email@example.com
Krista Dalton, Service NL
709.729.4748, 709.685.6492 or firstname.lastname@example.org