WorkSafeNB reminds employers that while COVID-19 restrictions loosen locally and around the globe, workplaces must remain diligent and flexible with prevention measures.
Employers and employees must continue to take steps to assess their risk in this changing environment to help prevent COVID-19, as well as other communicable diseases, like influenza and norovirus.
To help, WorkSafeNB has developed Working Safely Amid COVID-19 and other Communicable Diseases and an accompanying four-step approach and template for developing a communicable disease prevention plan. These two resources can guide employers on what to do now, two years after the pandemic’s onset.
Like Embracing the New Normal, which supported employers earlier in the pandemic, Working Safely Amid COVID-19 and other Communicable Diseases is highly graphic with helpful tips and alerts. It also offers "real-life" examples of workplaces, demonstrating some precautions employers can take for their specific worksite.
WorkSafeNB would also like to advise employers that, as of March 14, they no longer need to report COVID-19 exposures in the workplace to WorkSafeNB.
We’ll continue to update employers and employees with COVID-19 information.
We strongly advise workplaces to check WorkSafeNB and Public Health websites regularly. Workplaces can also subscribe to WorkSafeNB alerts and e-newsletter, and follow its social media channels.