Here’s what AWCBC’s national and international Partners are doing across Canada and the U.S., and around the globe in response to COVID-19. Please visit awcbc.org and follow @awcbc_acatc on Twitter for regular updates on continuing responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
|Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)||During the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, CCOHS is continuing to work remotely to offer help with workplace health and safety needs. Although CCOHS cannot provide help by phone at this time, requests online can be sent for health and safety questions, or for assistance with products and services.
CCOHS has also put a hold on physical product purchases and shipments but encourage public to search fact sheets, access our pandemic resources, and browse online products and services.
As businesses and workplaces move to reopen, you can access federal, provincial/territorial, and international guidance and resources on our Pandemics website. The latest information and updates on COVID-19 are available from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
To help support workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, CCOHS has made these online products and resources available:
Health and Safety Report
Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Pandemic guidance for higher-risk and essential occupations and industries
Pandemic Resources: Online Courses / e-Learning | Publications | Posters | Podcasts
|International Labour Organization (ILO)||The COVID-19 crisis is quite different from previous ones, as per the ILO. The impact of the lockdowns adopted to mitigate the pandemic has vastly surpassed that of the initial trade shocks and of the travel restrictions introduced soon after the outbreak (these restrictions had significant but mainly sector specific impacts). ILO has published various policy frameworks to help and navigate through the crisis.
Impact and policy responses | Tackling the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis (last updated on May 18, 2020)
A policy framework for responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Pillar 1 - Stimulating the economy and employmentGlobal Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work: Concept Note
Detailed information from ILO on COVID-19 is available here.
|International Social Security Association (ISSA)||For COVID-19, the ISSA provides a list of observed social security measures to address the health, social and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, based on government announcements, institutional websites and media articles.
Coronavirus – Social Security Responses
Webinar series on COVID-19
News and Analyses:
Partial unemployment schemes: Adapting measures in an uncertain context (released on July 31, 2020)Coronavirus country measures | Coronavirus News Monitor | Global Organizations (external sources with more information)
|Canadian Healthcare Association||CEO Conversation: International insights to better face the COVID “new normal” (last updated on July 7, 2020)
COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Needs Funds – Closed (last updated on May 20, 2020)
|National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||The CDC is closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (“coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19”), and will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Facts About Coronavirus | How to Protect Yourself & Others | What to Do If You Are Sick
Coronavirus Disease-2019: Resources available for the protection of workers
Resuming Business Toolkit (last updated on May 21, 2020)
**This table has been designed for general information purposes only. The AWCBC makes no representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information (which is not exhaustive) and individual workers’ compensation boards/commissions should be contacted for specific or additional information and clarification. See AWCBC’s website for links to Boards/Commissions.
Source: Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada – 2020