What are AWCBC’s Partners doing in response to COVID-19?

Here's what AWCBC's national and international Partners are doing across Canada and the U.S., and around the globe in response

What are AWCBC’s Partners doing in response to COVID-19?

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.

Note: For more COVID-19 Information & Updates, visit here.

OrganizationActivities
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:

The COVID-19 tool kit of health and safety resources can be found on the CCOHS website: here.

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 employment
Pillar 2 - Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes
Pillar 3 - Protecting workers in the workplace
Pillar 4 - Relying on social dialogue for solutions
Policy Brief Conclusion
(last updated on May 18, 2020)
Global 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)
COVID-19: Protecting vulnerable groups through emergency benefits (released on July 17, 2020)
The social security response to COVID-19: the case of North Africa (released on July 9, 2020)
View all news and analysis from ISSA here.
Coronavirus country measures | Coronavirus News Monitor | Global Organizations (external sources with more information)
Canadian Healthcare AssociationCEO 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)

Disclaimer:
**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