Guidance for businesses

Last modified: 
06/12/2021 - 07:09

How to re-open your organization

  1. Complete a risk assessment and worksite precaution planning for your organization
    • You DO NOT need to submit your risk assessment to WSCC. However, keep the risk assessment and exposure control plan available at your workplace for WSCC inspection or for employee reference
  2. Complete an exposure control plan to mitigate the risks identified in your risk assessment
    • Personal protective equipment for employees and volunteers should be determined based on the completion of the WSCC risk assessment and the exposure control plan. To have an OHS Inspector help with your exposure control plan or with conducting a risk assessment for your business, please email sends e-mail).

Businesses that require approval prior to opening

  • Children summer camps
  • Outdoor farmers markets, theatres, plays
  • Restaurants and bars with outdoor patio area
  • New and existing shelters
    • Existing shelters should submit their control plans for review even if some controls are already in place.
  • Implement the mitigation controls outlined in the exposure control plan
  • Employers shall also require their workers to complete a WSCC Worker Hazard Assessment before beginning work at any worksite
  • Open for business


  • Talk with staff about how to identify and manage risks.
  • Ask everyone with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay home, including employees, contractors, and customers.
  • Have staff and customers practice physical distancing by staying 2-metres apart. If this is not possible, encourage the use of non-medical masks.
  • Reduce the use of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
  • Provide staff and customers access to hand sanitizer and have them clean their hands frequently.
  • Encourage employees to avoid non-essential travel.


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