Huron County, Ontario – Huron County Economic Development is joining the Stratford Perth Centre for Business, a department of investStratford, to offer 7 free webinars in April on “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” for general businesses, festivals and events, and cultural industries. All local businesses and organizations are encouraged to sign up for any of the 7 offered dates in order to receive free guidance on how to develop their mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan.
The Province of Ontario currently requires all businesses to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Under the Reopening Ontario Act 2020, or the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the set fines for non-compliance range from $750 for individuals, $1,000 for corporations, $100K for employers to $10M for corporations failing to comply. In an effort to assist local businesses, Huron County Economic Development, investStratford, the Stratford Perth Centre for Business, have joined forces with Huron Perth Public Health and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, to offer small businesses, who have not yet created a Workplace Safety Plan, free access to these online workshops.
More information on the “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” webinar can be found online: https://www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your-covid-19-workplace-safety-plan
These free sessions will be presented by representatives from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) and Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH).
Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm (General Businesses)
Monday, April 12 at 10:00 am (Festivals & Events)
Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00 am (Cultural Industries)
Monday, April 19 at 2:00 pm (General Businesses)
Wednesday, April 21 at 10:00 am (General Businesses)
Monday, April 26 at 12:00 pm (General Businesses)
Wednesday, April 28 at 2:00 pm (General Businesses)
Representatives will review Workplace Safety Plan development with templates and step-by-step instructions on how to complete; proper screening protocols (how to implement and what changes are required at different levels); and posting capacity limits with tips to determine what they are at each level and suggestions for how to control this. Presentations will be approximately 30 minutes with links to useful information and direction on who to contact for more support. Q&A sessions will follow.
To learn more or to register for one of these webinars, or any other free webinars hosted by Huron County Economic Development, please visit Huron County Economic Development on Facebook and Eventbrite.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, and wearing masks. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.