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Employee Information Statement on Health Measures in the Workplace Covid-19/Coronavirus Fill out the template

Employee Information Statement on Health Measures in the Workplace (Covid-19/Coronavirus)

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Employee Information Statement on Health Measures in the Workplace (Covid-19/Coronavirus)

This sample statement allows an employer to easily ensure that its employees are familiar with the health measures implemented in their workplace to prevent the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

In response to the spread of Covid-19, the government of Canada is taking all necessary measures to flatten the contagion curve. Many provinces and territories require workplaces/businesses to close, except those providing essential services and goods. To have access to the list of essential services and updates on the restriction of nonessential services, please refer to the respective provincial or territorial website.

By signing this statement, the employee undertakes to comply with the health and safety instructions and regulations that have been communicated to him/her.


Employer and Employee Health and Safety Obligations

The employer has a legal obligation to protect the Health and Safety of its employees and to take all necessary measures to do so. Specifically, the employer must identify, control and eliminate dangers to its employees in the workplace.

That being said, employees must also take the necessary measure to protect their own health and safety as well as the health and safety of their co-workers.

In order to better control the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, it is essential that employers and employees remain informed about the evolution of the pandemic. Employers can also remind their employees of existing policies regarding, sick leave, paid vacations and teleworking. It is also a good idea to consult frequently new policies or actions taken to address the Covid-19.


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The statement must be dated and signed by the employer and the employee. The original is kept by the employer and a copy can be given to the employee.


Applicable Law

Employers' health and safety obligations :

Employees' health and safety obligations :

Every province in Canada has its own Employment Standards. For further information, it is possible to contact the relevant Employment Standards Branch in the province or territory the company for which this document is written.


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