As workers return to the workplace, employers are encouraged to provide information and training to mitigate the risks associated with our newest workplace hazard, COVID-19. Under workplace safety and health legislation, employers are required to ensure that all workers are acquainted with the safety and health hazards they may face in the course of their service.

That’s why SAFE Work Manitoba is offering a free training course called COVID-19: Best Practices for a Safe Workplace.

This interactive, online course provides simple instruction to help prepare workers on how to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 in the workplace, keeping themselves, their co-workers and their customers safe. The 40-minute course complies with provincial health guidelines and teaches workers how to apply the 4 Ps of COVID-19 workplace safety:

  • Physical distancing – Limit close contact with others
  • Personal hygiene – Ensure hands and objects are clean
  • Physical environment – Steps you take to reduce the risk
  • PPE – Personal Protective Equipment use

The course will be delivered through the SkillsPass learning platform, which allows employers to assign it to workers and track their completions. Upon completion of the training, each worker is issued a COVID-19: Best Practices for a Safe Workplace e-certificate that can be shared/scanned or printed and posted for customers and co-workers to see.

For more information, to take the course, or to assign the course to your workers, please visit safemanitoba.com/COVID19training.