COVID-19 Update

WSCC’s Yellowknife and Inuvik offices are now open to the public. Our Iqaluit office is currently closed to the public and our employees are working from home. Our services are still available online or on the phone. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates, and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Workplace Safety Planning for COVID-19 

Employers must have an Exposure Control Plan in place that looks at the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their workplace.
 
Here are the five steps that employers should follow to identify what safety measures and procedures need to be in place to reopen and run your workplace safely.

1. Complete a Workplace Risk Assessment for your business. 

2. Have each of your workers complete a Worker Hazard Assessment. This asks for information specific to each job or task at a work site.

3. Use your risk and hazard assessments to create an Exposure Control Plan. This plan outlines how employers, supervisors, and workers will eliminate or control the risk of COVID-19 exposure at work. 

4. Use the Workplace Safety Planning Checklist to help put necessary controls into practice:

  • Create or install any barriers, and online service tools; 
  • Create new policies and procedures to address exposure risks; 
  • Train your employees on the new controls, policies, procedures, and on identifying the risks and hazards in your workplace;
  • Purchase a supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you require workers to use while on shift.

5. Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice. Remember everyone must follow Public Health orders and employers should review their Exposure Control Plan and risk assessments regularly to keep their plans up-to-date. 

You do not need to submit the completed assessments to WSCC. To have an OHS Inspector assist with your risk assessment, please email Covid-19@wscc.nt.ca or Covid-19@wscc.nu.ca

 

1) COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment 
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2) COVID-19 Worker Hazard Assessment 
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3) COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Guide
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4) COVID-19 Workplace Safety Planning Checklist
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​Watch WSCC’s webinar COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety for employers in the Northwest Territories.


Useful Tools & Checklists

COVID-19 - Keeping Workplaces Safe
COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AT THE WORKSITE
While it is not always hazardous to work alone, it can become hazardous when the work environment changes; the change... more
COVID-19 Customer and Client Screening
Use this tool to determine if a customer or client presents a risk of exposing anyone in the workplace to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Worker Screening
Use this form if you need to screen workers before they come to work. You must determine whether the worker presents a... more
Working Safely During COVID-19
Plan, build, and develop safety control measures for your workplace.

WSCC Safety Bulletins

COVID-19: What protection do you need to do your job safely?
COVID-19 can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets containing the virus. To work safely, find out... more
Viruses and Colds in the Workplace
Respiratory viruses like influenza and the common cold circulate regularly. They spread by coughing, sneezing, shaking... more
When and How to Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask can help to prevent the spread of some respiratory illnesses, but it can also become a source of... more

Guides

GUIDELINES FOR WORKING FROM HOME
These guidelines are to assist employers and workers as they navigate the changes and challenges associated with... more
NT: COVID‐19 Safe Work Procedures for Taxi Operators
Prepare yourself and your vehicle to minimize the risk of contracting COVID‐19. 
NT: Guidelines for Drivers
If you work as a taxi, shuttle, or bus driver, you may determine that you do not want to continue to drive passengers... more
NT: Taxi Dispatch Passenger Pre‐screening
NU: COVID‐19 Safe Work Procedures For Taxi Operators
Prepare yourself and your vehicle to minimize the risk of contracting COVID‐19. To have an OHS Inspector assist you... more
NU: Guidelines for Drivers
If you work as a taxi, shuttle, or bus driver, you may determine that you do not want to continue to drive passengers... more
NU: Taxi Dispatch Passenger Pre‐screening

External Bulletins & Alerts

Prevent the Spread
Be ready for the flu and other infectious diseases in the workplace.