Updated December 18, 2020
The safety of our employees and citizens continues to be our top
priority as employees return to the workplace.
Guidelines and Checklists
A number of safety procedures and guidelines must be in place in order to return employees to the workplace. Employees and managers must understand and comply with all safety requirements. The ministry must assess each workplace and determine the necessary procedures using the safety resources below.
The following guidelines will help determine when and how employees return to the workplace.
As more employees return to the workplace, there may be occasions where people are unable to maintain two metres of physical distance. In order to support a safe return, we are recommending that employees wear a non-medical mask when two metres of physical distancing can't be maintained. This is consistent with the recommendations of the Chief Medical Health Officer. In particular, employees are strongly encouraged to wear masks when riding in elevators.
COVID-19 in the Workplace
There is ongoing potential
that we will have to handle positive or potential positive cases of COVID-19 in
the workplace. In order to help prepare managers to handle positive COVID-19 cases in
the workplace, a cheat sheet is available
to managers to compile the various sources of information.
- Positive Cases in the Workplace - Cheat Sheet
- COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit - Workplaces are being asked to support timely identification of individuals at risk of exposure in a workplace setting, provide notification to individuals, and inform them of their need to self-monitor and in some instances self-isolate. Workplaces will be working in collaboration with public health who will advise them of which letters to send and when to do so.
PPE Pre-Qualified Supplier List
The Government of Saskatchewan has established a pre-qualified supplier list (7697) for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use across all of GOS. The deliverables include: disposable respirators, masks, gloves, gowns, protective eyewear, and sanitizers that are suitable for general pandemic protection.
Refer to Saskatchewan.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information from the province and the Public Health Agency of Canada.