Occupational health tool kit: Preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in workplaces in the Government of Canada’s core public administration

From: Health Canada

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Personal preventive practices

Stay home when sick, diligently practice hand hygiene and physical distancing at all times, and wear a well-constructed and well-fitting non-medical mask. Using multiple measures at once is the most effective way of protecting yourself and others.

Building cleaning and barriers

Removing the sources of exposure as much as possible, by means such as environmental cleaning, physical barriers and improving indoor air quality through increased ventilation.

Modified policies, procedures, and practices

Containing and adjusting the movement of employees to minimize exposure to the virus, while taking into consideration functional and operational requirement and capacity, to support physical distancing.

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

PPE are items worn to provide a barrier to help prevent potential exposure to infectious disease. There may be some work settings where PPE is recommended to decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Occupational health tool kit

Prepared for Departments and Agencies in Schedules I and IV of the Financial Administration Act by

Health Canada’s Public Service Occupational Health Program (Updated 24 March 2021)

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