Numerous COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in Canadian workplaces. Small businesses have a small workplace to accommodate employees. As a result, they fail to practice social distancing. As more and more territories and provinces are re-opening businesses to stabilize their economies, we will continue to see the spread of the novel coronavirus.
As authorities are lifting lockdown step-by-step, small workplaces like retirement planners, Vancouver dentists, fence rental, and lawn mowing businesses should consider following COVID-19 safety protocols to mitigate the risk of the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 safety protocols followed by small-scale businesses in Canada are part of Canada’s collective approach to mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus and are mentioned in the community-based document.
Employers should revise business safety plans, prioritize the employees’ safety, and ensure that emergency contact information is not outdated.
Mitigation factors include separating shared surfaces, implementing physical barriers, and avoiding physical contact. However, this is a basic guideline and one needs to comprehend it for each employer.
If possible, the employer should install physical barriers such as a head-height door, cubicle, or Plexiglass window) between the employees.
Even though following all the COVID-19 safety protocols seems difficult for every business in Canada, the government has made it compulsory to stop the spread of coronavirus. Any small workplace (ie. residential painting or commercial painting) with the risk to infect multiple people will be shut down in no time if safety protocols and SOPs are not followed properly.