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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.
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. Employers can also remind their employees of existing policies regarding sick leave, paid vacations, and teleworking.
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The statement must be dated and signed by the employer and the employee. The employer keeps the original and can provide a copy to the employee.
Every Province or Territory has its own employment laws and health and safety laws. Federal employees are governed by the Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2).
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 of the company.
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Other names for the document: Employee Information Statement on Health Measures in the Workplace (Coronavirus), Employee Information and Training Agreement on Health Measures against Covid-19/Coronavirus, Employee Information Notice on Health Measures in the Workplace (Coronavirus), Employee Information and Training Certificate on Health Measures against Covid-19/Coronavirus, Employee Information Certificate on Health Measures in the Workplace (Coronavirus)
Country: Canada (English)