Health and Safety
The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve here in B.C., Canada and other jurisdictions in the world. The Ministry of Health, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The Ministry of Health has issued a number of guidance documents for specific sectors. All businesses should make sure they are operating in accordance with any current directive from the Provincial Health Office and their local Health Authority.
- Provincial Health Officer Orders, Notices and Guidance Documents
- Provincial Health Order Concerning Travelers
- Hotel Sector Guidance Document
- Food and Beverage Sector Fact Sheet
- Retail Food and Grocery Stores Guidance Document
COVID-19 and returning to safe operation – Phases 2 & 3
Employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This plan follows the six steps outlined below. Employers must involve frontline workers, joint health and safety committees, and supervisors in identifying protocols for their workplace. You do not need a formal plan in place to begin operation, but are expected to develop it while protecting the safety of your workers.
Personal Protective Equipment
As Canada’s industries return to work, there is an increased demand for PPE. The Rapid Response Platform automatically matches supply with demand, simplifying supplier discovery during the procurement process. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org As we move through the four phases of B.C.’s Restart Plan and businesses start to reopen and operate, non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will play a key role in helping keep us all safe. Small Business BC has created the Non-Medical PPE Marketplace to connect businesses with suppliers of non-medical safety equipment.